GATEWAY EXTRUSIONS ADDS NEW EQUIPMENT
– Aluminum Extruder Increases Services and Efficiency With New Press –
UNION, MO. December 11, 2015 – Fast growing national aluminum extruder Gateway Extrusions has implemented the second phase of its multi-phase expansion program with the acquisition of a new 7-inch extrusion press. Purchased and installed this summer, the equipment underwent rigorous testing and calibration before being brought into full operation this fall. The new press represents a major upgrade from the company’s existing 7-inch aluminum press.
“This state-of-the-art press has greatly enhanced our capabilities and improved production speeds,” said Tom Ziegler, Vice President for Gateway Extrusions. “We’re able to offer our customers the extruded profiles they need in a broader range of lengths and tempering with the new equipment. The system’s features allow us to operate more efficiently, moving from one extrusion order to the next with minimal transition time in between.” The company is already seeing significant increases in the new unit’s net pounds per hour throughput and will build on that with additional operations improvements.