DOWERS GROVE, Ill. (Oct. 10, 2011)—Flexible Steel Lacing Co. has expanded again, this time with a plant in Lemont, Ill.
The company, which has been in business for over 100 years, opened a facility in the city to produce a new generation of rollers, called CoreTech, to convey belts made of rubber and other materials, company officials said at a Sept. 28 company hospitality gathering welcoming attendees arriving at the NIBA meeting.
The factory spans 30,000 square feet and will manufacture products for customers throughout the Americas, a spokesman said. It will build rollers out of polymer composites.
Dowers Grove-based Flexco has been expanding regularly over the last four years, including adding machinery at facilities and opening a factory in Chili. Last year it acquired a company in South Africa to produce CoreTech polymer rollers for that region.
“We have an aggressive plan in place to grow worldwide,” another official said.
The company makes belt fastening systems, belt cleaners and plows, pulley lagging, transfer point systems, belt maintenance and installation tools, and belt cleats.