The expansion will enable the firm to keep up with year-over-year growth and keep its high standing in the commercial manufacture of rollers and coverings serving the industries of converting, steel, packaging, plastics and other industrial uses of large rolls for industry.
The multi-million dollar expansion of the plant floor will double the manufacturing footprint providing a division between its two core competencies of Rubber Roller Covering and Core/Heat Transfer Roller manufacturing.
President Matt Menges explains that this is the first time a new machine tool in excess of $1 million has been placed on order. "Our plant is now full CNC on the core manufacturing side, which enables us to manufacture in the most efficient means possible,” Menges says. “Our new lathe has capacity to 72 in. in diameter and 275 in. in length with live tooling and 3-axis machining capability."
The entire new addition is designed to be serviced by four 10-ton overhead cranes, giving 40,000 lbs of lifting capacity per bay to handle the ever-increasing roll sizes that Menges Roller manufactures regularly. Matt Menges expects completion of the building expansion in the coming months, and then installation will begin on the new equipment additions.
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