Vortex announces its plans to increase its plant size by about 50 percent. The 64,000-sq-ft expansion will bring the Salina, KS headquarters to a total of 185,000 ft.
President and CEO Jeff Thompson said he expects construction to begin in April and be completed by the end of the year. “We’re really out of room for future growth,” Thompson said. “This is to allow for that in the future.”
The expansion will add approximately 48,000 sq ft of production space and 16,000 sq ft for offices and conference rooms.
Vortex built and occupied its existing headquarters at the end of 2006. Since then, the company has grown its workforce by 33%. Vortex currently employs 164 people in its Salina facility.
The expansion will allow Vortex to accommodate high growth potentials with several new products in new markets related to dry bulk processing. Just last year, Vortex introduced a Titan Series product line targeting heavy-duty applications such as mining, minerals, and aggregates. Vortex recently announced its acquisition of a business that provides loading spouts and related equipment for the loading of dry bulk material into trucks, rail cars, and barges. Vortex has a presence throughout the world with sales offices in Michigan, England, Switzerland, Mexico, and China.
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