GATEWAY EXTRUSIONS ADDS NEW EQUIPMENT
– Aluminum Extruder Increases Services and Efficiency With New Press –
UNION, MO, December 9, 2016 – National aluminum extruder Gateway Extrusions continues its multi-phase expansion program with the acquisition of a new 9-inch aluminum extrusion press. Purchased this summer and installed this fall, the equipment is in final stages of testing and calibration before being brought into full operation. The new press complements a new 7-inch aluminum press installed a year ago.
“This state-of-the-art large press will allow Gateway to supply heavier, stronger components for curtain wall systems and heavy-commercial windows, and also to continue expansion into new markets such as automotive and other transportation components,” said Tom Ziegler, Vice President for Gateway Extrusions. “We will be able to offer our customers the extruded profiles they need in a broader range of lengths and tempering with this new 9-inch press. The system’s features allow us to operate very efficiently, moving from one extrusion order to the next with minimal transition time in between.” Once fully operational, the new 9-inch press will increase the company’s current throughput in pounds-per-hour by at least 50%.