BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Metso Minerals Industries Inc. has announced plans for a major new expansion of its manufacturing operations in Northeast Ohio.
The new fabrication facility will be located in Northeast Ohio near the company’s existing, state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing facility in Brunswick.
The company expects the new facility to be online in the spring of 2008. It will have a total crane capacity of 80 tons and is expected to double the fabrication capacity of Metso Minerals Industries’ Ohio operations.
To support the increased production, the company has added personnel in the automation, mechanical design, electrical design and controls departments, along with control-panel building and assembly.
The expansion is part of the company’s ongoing effort to be the preferred supplier of precision-engineered equipment and turnkey-systems for North America’s bulk material-handling industry.
The Brunswick operation (formerly BEST, Inc.) was acquired by Metso in March of 2007 and, since the beginning of 2008, has increased its fabrication capacity by 100 percent.
The existing Brunswick facility produces the complete line of BEST vibratory feeders, screeners, conveyors, tables, bulk bag loaders and unloaders, single- and twin-screw feeders and complete weighing systems for filling drums, cartons and boxes.
The new facility will allow Metso Minerals Industries to increase output, reduce manufacturing lead-times and produce larger bulk-material handling systems. It will include a full technical test laboratory where customers’ products and materials can be demonstrated in a test or simulation environment to ensure final results.