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Metal components maker builds plant

June 25, 2014
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Metal components maker builds plant
Plasma-Tec’s plant in Moline will allow it increase its production capacity for metal wear components. Courtesy Plasma-Tec

A local maker of coated and non-coated metal wear components for the fluid movement industry is in the midst of building a plant.

Plasma-Tec in Byron Center said last week that it expects its plant in nearby Moline to be completed by December. The manufacturer broke ground at the site this winter.

Plasma-Tec said the plant will allow it to add capacity for customers, more of the latest manufacturing technology and improve operational efficiencies.

The plant is also designed to improve safety for employees.

Plasma-Tec makes metal wear components for original equipment manufacturers in the oil and gas, food and pharmaceutical industries.

The plant is “about more than just getting bigger,” said Bryan DeGroot, general manager, Plasma-Tec.

“We designed this space with our customers in mind,” DeGroot said. “We anticipate that our customers will have their parts in hand even faster due to reduced lead times and delivery improvements. On top of that, the office space will have a more collaborative flow, which in turn, will allow us to provide an even more rapid response to our customers.”

The plant will fit the company’s “desire to create the best working environment for our team,” said Chris Wysong, vice president, Plasma-Tec.

“Through our efforts as a team, we have grown and continue to grow at a steadily increasing pace,” Wysong said.

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