Gasbarre Products, Inc. reports that at the end of 2019 all thermal processing systems will be manufactured in its 50,000-square-foot facility in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania.
In 2011, Gasbarre acquired the JL Becker brand of industrial furnace equipment. Over the last eight years, Gasbarre has run parallel manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Pennsylvania for its furnace equipment. Consolidating the manufacturing of its common product lines allows for the most efficient use of its floor space, equipment, and manufacturing processes.
Gasbarre CEO Alex Gasbarre said, “This move is not only beneficial to our current operations, but it will directly impact our customers. Our St. Mary’s facility has a track record of on-time delivery, quality, safety, and efficient processing. Those factors will drive competitive pricing with quick delivery.”
Gasbarre will maintain a strong presence in the Detroit area with a sales, engineering, and service facility. Ben Gasbarre will retain his leadership role within the Plymouth, Michigan, location. Gasbarre has plans not only to design and service its equipment but to eventually establish a technical center for process testing and demonstration purposes.
“The move will allow us to better utilize our highly-skilled personnel to accelerate advancements to our products, technology and services,” said Ben Gasbarre.
Expansion in St. Mary’s will be necessary, so plans have begun for an additional 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space with additional office and conference room capacity. This will be a significant investment in the furnace operations to drive manufacturing, technology, and growth into the future.
Additionally, Gasbarre recently installed its new vacuum purge nitriding furnace for the growing demand in the U.S. market. This system has been fully developed by the Gasbarre team partnered with SSI for the furnace control system.
It gives the domestic market a fully integrated system, designed and supported in the United States.
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