The new facility will increase the size of the company's Steel Forming, Welding, Grinding/Polishing and Blasting/Painting Departments two-fold and the Electrical Controls Department four-fold. The Assembly Department will be eight-times larger, and provide 38 ft (11.6 m) of ceiling clearance for Factory Acceptance Testing of larger systems.
Office space will also expand to a total of 37,000 sq ft (3400 m2), housing executive offices, six conference rooms, the Electrical Engineering Department and meeting/training rooms with 400-seat capacity.
"Doubling the size of our US Headquarters is a fitting way to mark Flexicon's anniversary and exponential growth," explains Gill.
The company was formed by William S. Gill who began manufacturing flexible
Today, the company holds 36 patents in 13 countries, has operations in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Singapore, and produces hundreds of models of Flexible Screw Conveyors, Tubular Cable Conveyors, Pneumatic Conveying Systems, Bulk Bag Dischargers, Bulk Bag Conditioners, Bulk Bag Fillers, Bag Dump Stations, Drum/Box/Container Dumpers, and Weigh Batching Systems. A separate Project Engineering Division manages large-scale bulk handling projects across the chemical, mineral, food, dairy and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.
"Doubling the size of Flexicon's US Headquarters to accommodate our exponential growth is a fitting way to mark our 40th," says David Gill.