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Superior increases production capacity by 60%


April 1, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

new_-_superior_components_after_expansionApril 1, 2013, Morris, Minn. – Superior
Industries announced the completion of a major expansion project at its
conveyor components factory in Morris, Minnesota.

new_-_superior_components_after_expansionApril 1, 2013, Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries announced the completion of a major expansion project at its conveyor components factory in Morris, Minnesota.

 

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Combined with the debut of idler,
pulley and conveyor accessory production in Prescott Valley, Arizona, the
40-year-old manufacturer reports a 60% increase in component’s production
capacity. The additional space allows Superior to improve production floor
design, ultimately speeding idlers and pulleys through the factory and
improving lead times.

 

“The new space allows double digit
capacity increases for both our conveyor idler and pulley production
processes,” says Paul Schmidgall, the company’s vice president of manufacturing.
“When you link these new capabilities in Minnesota with brand new conveyor
components production at our Arizona factory, we score a 60% increase in
production capacity.”

 

In Minnesota, the ten-month expansion
project involved three stages of demolition, construction and machine
installation. Crews demolished 30,000 square feet of old space and added 60,000
new square feet. To complete, the expansion required 34,000 yards of
aggregates, 6,000 yards of ready mix concrete, 4 acres of concrete paving and
3.3 acres of new asphalt paving.