BEREA, Ohio (July 8)—Arnco Corp. has significantly expanded its production capabilities with the purchase of a manufacturing facility in Berea to keep pace with growing demand for off-the-road polyurethane flatproofing products.
The plant, which spans 112,000 square feet on 14 acres, replaces a 10,000-sq.-ft. factory in Cleveland, which is being closed. Seven employees at the Cleveland site will transfer to the Berea facility, according to President and CEO Larry Carapellotti. He said the firm expects to eventually double the work force.
Arnco—which also operates a plant in South Gate, Calif., and another in Manchester, England—acquired the 40-year-old structure because the company needed to increase production to match demand and the Cleveland plant no longer could fill its needs.
The building was previously occupied by two chemical companies and does not require extensive modification, said Operations Director Joe Negrey, who noted that it currently meets Environmental Protection Agency requirements and other environmental standards.