Flexicon headquarters to double in size

Flexicon Corporation has announced it has broken ground for an expansion of its headquarters that will double the size of the current facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. “We built the current 8500 square-metre facility in 2001 with the intention of expanding the building as demand for Flexicon equipment exceeded our capacity to produce it,” said David Gill, President and CEO at Flexicon. The addition will allow the steel forming, welding, grinding, polishing and blasting and painting departments to double in size, and the electrical controls department to increase four-fold. The assembly department, which will be relocated into the new space, will be eight-times larger than before, provide up to 11.6 metres of overhead clearance to erect larger systems, and enhance factory acceptance testing. Other plant floor increases include a dedicated 370 square-metre area for new product development, a total of 10 tailgate loading docks, and two drive-in doors. Office space is also increasing with the first floor to accommodate an expanded Electrical Engineering Department, and meeting/training rooms, which can be combined with a new cafeteria using collapsible walls to seat 400 during special events for customers, representatives and Flexicon personnel.  In addition to manufacturing equipment for the Americas, the Bethlehem Headquarters oversees Flexicon operations located in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Singapore. “Doubling the size of our world headquarters will have the immediate effect of reducing wait times for equipment deliveries,” said Gill. “It will also allow us to develop new product lines and secure patents on an accelerated basis, positioning Flexicon for exponential growth.”

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