BAYTOWN, Texas—The third stage of Duna-USA's expansion plans for its Baytown facility is underway. The multi-year project's aim is to optimize efficiency and reduce lead times.
The floor area of the premises is being increased by more than 6,800 square feet, and 64,500 square feet of additional paving has been installed in the laydown yard.
Planned improvements include an automated system for the cutting and loading of Corafoam blocks that should reduce fabrication time and minimize manual handling. New processing equipment will be installed to produce low-density composite core panels with tighter tolerances. Automated packaging machinery also is planned.
"We are very excited to see Duna-USA's footprint expanding in North America, and look forward to obtaining improved efficiency and further benefits for our customers," said Duna-USA CEO Andrea Benedetti.