Cablevey Conveyors, a global specialty conveyor manufacturer for the food & beverage and industrial processing industries, announced its manufacturing facility in Oskaloosa, IA has added a second shift to its current operations.
This additional shift will double production capacity to help meet increased industry demand for its materials handling technologies. The Oskaloosa location currently manufactures the various components that comprise the enclosed tubular drag cable conveying systems the company designs, manufactures, and services. This conveying technology is centered around gentle and clean conveying, efficient use of energy, and easy cleanability, among other benefits.
The plant also contains product testing facilities and warehousing for shipping and parts fulfillment. The second shift will bring the plant’s manufacturing employment number to 20.
“Increasing capacity with a second shift enables us to meet our expanding customer bases’ delivery dates” said Brad Sterner, CEO for Cablevey Conveyors. “Our current customers are expanding and we continue to benefit from new customers who convert to our tubular drag cable technology from legacy conveying systems.”
This supports the strong production activity indicated in the State of Conveying research report Cablevey released last quarter. In that market study of 200 food facilities, 91% of respondents reported business growth in the past year. Findings highlighted market trends, preferences, and challenges related to conveying systems and current marketplace concerns.
Forty percent of new production hires at the Oskaloosa plant are women, reflecting Cablevey Conveyors' commitment to diversity in the workplace.
“While this additional shift is designed to meet customer delivery dates, it is also an investment in the local economy," said Sterner. "We look forward to continued growth and expansion to serve our customers in the food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and chemical markets."