Rapid Granulator Moves to new HQ
Staying in the Pittsburgh area, bringing all U.S. production in-house.
Rapid Granulator’s U.S. operations have moved from Cranberry Township, Pa., to Leetsdale, Pa., remaining within the Pittsburgh area. The new 65,000 ft2 facility includes offices, warehousing, and a 3500 ft² showroom sufficient to display the company’s full range of granulators, shredders, and post-consumer recycling equipment. It also brings in-house all U.S. production that had previously been outsourced. Rapid was acquired in 2015 by Lifco AB of Sweden from IPEG Inc. of Cranberry Township.
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