The move is designed to further consolidate operations and bring more groups under one roof.
Mestek Inc., parent of boiler and heating manufacturers such
as Hydrotherm, RBI, SpacePak, Ray, and more, announced the opening of a new
manufacturing facility adjacent to existing Mestek facilities located in
Specialty machining and final boiler
assembly for all of Mestek’s cast iron boiler divisions will be done in this
new facility. According to the company, the new facility layout will provide
customers with enhanced lead times, reduced material handling costs and
improved quality control.
Mestek acquired the Boyertown Foundry in
1998 and modernized the existing facility with automated, state-of-the-art equipment.
Vice President Distributor Products Group for MestekSteve Schwaberbelieves the addition of another manufacturing facility will further streamline
and enhance operations.
“This move is designed to further
consolidate operations and bring more groups under one roof, which only makes
sense during these economic times,” he said in the announcement.
Equipment will be relocated from
Westfield, Mass., along with new CNC machinery to form efficient machining
centers. A highly cross-trained and seasoned workforce presently resides in the
adjacent foundry operations, which include the Advanced Thermal Hydronics
division of Mestek, allowing a seamless transition along with the creation of
30-40 new positions in the Boyertown area as the product line expands and
boiler assembly increases through 2009.