YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.—Xerium Technologies Inc. will be expanding two plants in order to enhance its rolls products and mechanical services capabilities for the North American market.
Xerium said it will expand and modernize its Griffin, Georgia, plant to broaden its mechanical service offering, expand its capabilities for rubber roll recovering and expand its capabilities for industrial roll recovering.
Additionally, Xerium will expand and modernize its Neenah, Wisconsin, plant, the company said. It will broaden its product offering by installing a state-of the-art polyurethane roll cover production cell and increase the size and breadth of its mechanical services department in order to serve customers more broadly in the region.
The cost of the investment was not disclosed.
These investments will allow lower lead time and aim to generate increased sales volumes in their respective regions. Completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Both facilities manufacture and repair large rolls used in the production of paper, containerboard, boxboard, tissue, pulp, nonwoven fabrics, fiber cement siding, steel, film production and flexible packaging. Additionally, Xerium said, both facilities mechanically repair and service large sections of production machines that require regular and sophisticated maintenance.
“These expansions enhance Xerium's product and service offerings to customers in these areas of the North American market,” Harold Bevis, president and CEO of Xerium, said in a news release.
“Both modernization projects enable these two plants to supply all of Xerium's roll product portfolio and mechanical service technologies to assist large machine owners in these regions to achieve optimized machine performance.”
Xerium, which provides industrial consumable products and services, has 27 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries. It has two plants under construction and employs 3,200 worldwide.