Nordfab Ducting Begins $5.5 Million Expansion

Expansion will provide better, faster customer service

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 18, 2022

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Erik Olshall, Nordfab Americas presidentImage courtesy of Nordfab Ducting

Nordfab Ducting began a $5.5 million project to expand its main Nordfab Americas manufacturing facility in Thomasville, NC, in order to provide faster and better customer service.

Expansion of the facility will increase Nordfab Americas manufacturing footprint to 180,000 sq ft of production, office, and warehouse space. Included in the project with the additional footage is a rooftop solar array and additional material handling automation.

“This expansion project helps us to launch our Nordfab Now program,” said company president, Erik Olshall. “When implemented, the Nordfab Now program will allow next-day shipment of standard ductwork in dust collection systems designed using our award-winning installation design software, Quick-Fit Visual.” 

The planned rooftop solar system of 1,050 kW will produce an estimated 1,417 Megawatt hours of electricity per year. This will cover roughly 47% of the estimated energy consumption at this location and will also reduce Nordfab's carbon footprint by 1,004 metric tons. This is the equivalent of 218 passenger cars being taken off the road or the energy needed to power 121 homes for a year. By installing more than 1 Megawatt of solar, Nordfab will have one of the top five largest rooftop solar installations in the Triad. Not only does the company sell a sustainable ducting product that is easily re-used, it will be manufacturing it in a far more sustainable way.

Nordfab will be adding approximately 25 jobs and will begin hiring for some of them immediately.

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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