Baytown, Texas – The third stage of Duna’s expansion plans for its Baytown facility is now under way. The multi-year project’s aim is to optimise efficiency and reduce lead times.
The floor area of the premises is being increased by more than 800m2 (6800 sq ft), and 6000m2 of additional paving has been installed in the laydown yard.
Planned improvements include an automated system for the cutting and loading of Corafoam blocks that should reduce fabrication time and minimise manual handling. New processing equipment will be installed to produce low-density composite core panels with tighter tolerances. Automated packaging machinery is also planned.
‘We are very excited to see Duna-USA’s footprint expanding in North America, and look forward to obtaining improved efficiency and further benefits for our customers,’ said Duna-USA CEO Andrea Benedetti.