Berryville, Virginia—Trelleborg Marine Systems has bolstered its base in the US with a new headquarters and manufacturing facility that features more advanced polyurethane equipment and capabilities.
Located in Berryville, the new site features 36,000 square feet (3344m2) of manufacturing space and 9,000 square feet (836m2) for sales and business development. The plant manufactures polyurethane foam-based fenders and buoys.
The new complex replaces a building in Clear Brook, Virginia and all employees and machinery at that site were relocated to Berryville, a company spokeswoman said. The Clear Brook site was closed.
In addition, the firm has invested heavily in new, advanced polyurethane spraying and foam winding equipment, which will increase production efficiencies at the new plant, she said. Financial details were not disclosed.
The new facility is headed Paul Welling, previously regional director for the Middle East and Africa regions.
“The US is strategically very important to our business, and I look forward to working closely with our customers in the region.”
Welling, who has worked for Trelleborg Marine Systems for 10 years, previously served as regional director for the Middle East and Africa.
This story appeared in Rubber and Plastics News