- August 20, 2004, pffc-online.com
ATLANTA, GA, USA—Vacumet reports its new operation, located in Austell, GA (near Atlanta), is nearing completion. According to the metallizer, the plans for the expansion of its Atlanta-area operations were announced more than a year ago; the company says the new capacity at its new building in Austell—less than five miles from its present operation on Bakers Ferry Road—will be on-stream by November 15 this year.
Vacumet explains its "new capacity" at its Austell plant is comprised of a new Galileo 130-in.-wide metallizer and a slitter with a 40-in. outer diameter. In addition, the company says it anticipates the installation of another 130-in.-wide Galileo metallizer and the installation of second slitter within the next two years. "These Galileo metallizers have plasma capability, with all the state-of-the-art [technology]," notes Bob Korowicki, Vacumet president.
According to the company, Vacumet's Bakers Ferry Road plant is slated to close by March 2005, "allowing ample time to transition. After start-up [of the Austell location, we] will transition several slitters and metallizers from the Bakers Ferry Road location," adds Vacumet.
In addition, Vacumet announces the start-up of a Connecticut operation, at 300 Prestige Park Road, in East Hartford, on September 1, 2004. "This facility will initially house one 86-in. metallizer and several slitters, and it will be a satellite manufacturing site managed from the company's Windsor, CT, USA, location.
States Korowicki: "It is our intention to continue supporting the growth of our customer base by expanding to meet [customers] needs. With this capacity addition, by November 2004, Vacumet's metallizing capacity will be increased by more than 10,000,000 pounds per year."