By Bakers Journal
Flexicon Corporation expanded manufacturing space at their world headquarters in Bethlehem, PA,
The expansion increased by 4,645 sq. m. to meet increased demand for their bulk handling equipment and systems, as announced by Flexicon’s executive vice president, David Boger.
The new space is slated primarily for warehousing of sub-assemblies, crating, and staging of assembled equipment, including stocking of QUICK-SHIP models of Flexible Screw Conveyors, Bulk Bag Dischargers and Bulk Bag Conditioners for immediate shipment. This frees the main facility for increased capacity in fabrication and assembly.
“In 2014 we doubled the size of our Bethlehem headquarters, maximizing coverage of the existing site, so we are fortunate that a facility adjacent to our main building became available this year,” Boger explained in a press release. “All company locations can readily draw upon Flexicon’s 25,000 worldwide installations for existing solutions to most any bulk handling problem.”
International plant expansions include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom in 1994, one in South Africa in 2001, and another in Australia in 2008.
The company’s technical sales staff has also grown through the addition of 26 factory-direct sales offices located in the U.S., the U.K., Chile, Spain, Germany, France, South Africa, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Founded in 1974 in Fairfield, NJ, the company purchased their first manufacturing plant in Lodi, NJ in 1978, expanded five-fold with the purchase of a plant in Phillipsburg, NJ in 1988, and added a satellite plant in Easton, PA in 1995. U.S. operations were then consolidated and further expanded with construction of the company’s world headquarters in Bethlehem, PA in 2001.