Contract manufacturer Alexandria Industries invested in a new aluminum extrusion press that will allow the company to increase its aluminum extrusion capabilities, extrude more complex product features, and hold tighter tolerances, while utilizing a variety of alloys.
Alexandria Industries will gain an extra 30 percent in extrusion capacity.
“By combining the latest in aluminum extrusion technology with the best employees, we will continue to lead our industry,” said Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries. “This investment also aligns with our company vision and commitment to excellence. The new system will provide robust extruded aluminum components for our customers, while providing us continued business growth into the future.”
Alexandria Industries will work with Presezzi Extrusion to customize the press to meet specific needs of the company. The press will be equipped with the newest automation and mechanical technology:
• a state-of-the-art, magnetic billet heating system; the first in the U.S. and fifth in the world
• the ability to push harder alloys, providing the company access to new market opportunities
• automation, quench, and safety management systems, increasing extrusion production 30 percent
• an automated log handling and washing system, increasing production efficiencies and extrusion quality
To accommodate the new equipment along with its soft Kevlar handling system, the company will add 12,000 square feet of space to its manufacturing facility located in Alexandria. A groundbreaking celebration is scheduled for May 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. Construction will begin soon thereafter.
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