Eriez Completes Plant Expansion
A major expansion provides space for manufacturing, R&D, aftermarket repair and a new Recycling Test Center for full-scale equipment demonstrations.
Completion of a 32% expansion to its Wager Rd. facility in Erie, Pa., was recently announced by Eriez, a major supplier of magnets and metal detection and separation technologies. A company spokesman says the expansion was prompted in part by growth in recycling applications. The additional 38,000 ft2 provides a new manufacturing bay with an R&D area, a new Recycling Test Center for full-scale equipment demonstration and evaluation, a new Electronics Lab and a doubling in size of the Aftermarket Repair Center.
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