BRENHAM, Texas—Longwood Elastomers is adding capabilities to serve the oil and gas market by adding equipment at its factory in Brenham.
The firm installed three thermoset presses and a rubber vacuum press within the last year, putting it in a better position to chase new business and growth opportunities.
Financial details were not disclosed.
"We're working with our customers and partnering with them to see what their needs are," Energy Industry Manager Sherry Adams said. "We've had some customers that have had more of a need on the phenolic side, or the thermoset, processing side. We've stepped up to the plate and have been able to provide the capacity that they needed for some products. It's helped them with their business and also helped us grow even with the market being down."
The firm added two 500-ton compression presses, a 400-ton compression press and a 300-ton vacuum compression press. The increased equipment is predominantly responding to increased business in oil and gas, however Adams said the vacuum press is being used for a variety of products as well.