Eriez announced a major expansion to its Wager Rd facility, located 15 miles from the company’s world headquarters in Erie, PA.
The company says the expansion will support strategic growth initiatives for repair, testing, and global research and development activities.
The facility, which opened in 2012, is currently 114,000 sq ft. The planned expansion will add another 38,000 sq ft. “We plan to break ground later this year and anticipate a 2020 completion date,” said Eriez president and CEO Tim Shuttleworth.
The new space will be dedicated to creating specialized repair, testing, demonstration, and R&D areas. Shuttleworth said, “These new areas will be designed to help us grow and enhance our repair business, facilitate product development, accommodate bigger projects and pilot tests and provide even better testing support for Eriez products.”
Vice president and general manager of Eriez-USA Tim Gland said, “This expansion is important to maintaining the success of our North American aftermarket repair business, as it proactively addresses floor space constraints being brought on by rapid growth. The expanded capabilities this will bring to our aftermarket business will allow us to offer additional services and even faster turnaround times.”
Shuttleworth said that while this expansion has global impact for the company, the local significance in Erie is just as important. “The fact we are expanding in our hometown is confirmation that our commitment to the Erie community is still going strong after 77 years,” said Shuttleworth. “We now have 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents, but we remain proudly and firmly rooted in Erie.”
Eriez is a leader in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate, textile, and power industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents.
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