Marquette, Michigan - Argonics, a producer of castable polyurethane elastomers, is moving to a new 72 000-sq.ft (6689-sq.m) facility in Gwinn, Michigan from its current site in Marquette, Michigan, a 3 Dec company statement said.
The move, which expands the Argonics operation by 32 000-sq.ft, is designed to improve efficiency. The company has also invested in an additional polyurethane dispenser, which will be used to produce "off table" products and several additional pieces of automation equipment, including two new CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining centres and two new CNC lathes, the statement added.
"We now have our complete production facility and all aspects of manufacturing, logistics, shipping, receiving and research and development under one roof, said Argonics ceo, Dave Puskala. "This move is part of our lean manufacturing strategy and prepares us for future growth and expansion," the ceo added.
"We knew our current location and facility needed to be drastically reconfigured to improve production efficiency, and expand our capacity. In the process of researching our options, Marquette County offered us special incentives to move to the KI Sawyer Air force base, decommissioned by the Air force in 1995 and under redevelopment by the county," concluded Puskala. (RD)