Eriez has completed what it describes as a major expansion to its Wager Road facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, approximately 15 miles from the company’s world headquarters. The company says the expansion support its strategic growth initiatives for global research and development (R&D), aftermarket repair and testing and recycling equipment technology.
Eriez purchased the Wager Road building in 2011 and broke ground on this latest expansion in January of last year. This project is the largest investment Eriez has made to date at this facility, according to the company.
The company has added 38,000 square feet to the existing building, bringing the total square footage to 148,000. Eriez also added another manufacturing bay that has three distinct business purposes supporting key strategic initiatives, according to the company. Initially, a new Recycling Test Center will be established to provide large equipment demonstration testing capabilities; enabling full-scale evaluations of customer product streams.
Another section of the new manufacturing bay offers additional floor space for the Aftermarket Repair Center. The footprint of the new repair center will double in size as a result of this expansion, Eriez says.
The final section within the new manufacturing bay will be a new R&D area that will support new global product development programs.
This expansion also includes a new Electronics Lab that will house the company’s next-generation electronics product development activities. This new lab will include a main product test area, an electrical hardware development lab, a magnetics testing and materials lab and a software and circuit board development area.
Eriez – USA Vice President and General Manager Tim Gland says, “The expanded repair, testing, demonstration and R&D areas will allow us to complete even bigger projects and pilot tests, speed up and enhance product development activities and offer additional aftermarket repair capabilities with faster turnaround times. We are proud to make this latest investment in Erie, Pennsylvania.”
Eriez provides separation technologies that include magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment. Its equipment is used in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate, textile and power industries.