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President and COO of Bradken’s North American Division, Tom Armstrong.
President of the Industrial
Products Business of
Bradken’s North American
operations Kevin McDermed
said the expansion was an
investment and a commitment
to Bradken customers.
“We are expanding to increase
our capacity and meet the
long-term demand of our
customers and the growing
markets they serve. We
are pleased to have the
opportunity to undertake
such a significant expansion
to our operations,” he said.
“Our strong customer base
serves global markets, which
are projected to grow. We
want to be in a position
to meet those demands.
“This strategic investment
will provide more flexibility
between our North American
manufacturing facilities, and
through transfer of product,
enable us to manufacture
Bradken wear products at
other facilities.”
“The decision to choose the
Amite facility for this expansion
was made easier due to our
existing excellent workforce
base and the assistance and
benefits provided by the
Louisiana Department of
Economic Development,”
continued Mr. Armstrong.
The expansion represents
a capital investment of
approximately $18.1 million
and is expected to be
complete in about 18 months.
It includes an extension of the
existing molding/core making
area, and will approximately
double Amite’s molding
capacity, improve product
flow and enable increased
utilisation of downstream
manufacturing areas.
President of the Industrial
Products Business of
Bradken’s North American
operations Kevin McDermed
said the expansion was an
investment and a commitment
to Bradken customers.
“We are expanding to increase
our capacity and meet the
long-term demand of our
customers and the growing
markets they serve. We
are pleased to have the
opportunity to undertake
such a significant expansion
to our operations,” he said.
“Our strong customer base
serves global markets, which
are projected to grow. We
want to be in a position
to meet those demands.
“This strategic investment
will provide more flexibility
between our North American
manufacturing facilities, and
through transfer of product,
enable us to manufacture
Bradken wear products at
other facilities.”