Plant’s improvements boost productivity 40 percent and produce significant energy savings.
South Gate, CA – Arnco, one of the world’s largest suppliers of specialty polyurethane products, announces numerous upgrades to its’ industry-leading production facility in Berea, Ohio.
“Arnco has always been known for our fast turnaround and excellent customer service,” said Joe Negrey, Arnco’s Vice President of Operations. “The improvement in capacity, sustainability and efficiency to our Berea factory allows us to grow along with the needs and demands of our customers as well as our sustainability efforts.”
To achieve this increase in production capacity, Arnco invested more than $500,000 and, over an 18 month period, installed new equipment and implemented a more streamlined manufacturing protocol. In addition, as a result of increasing demand for Ecofil–Arnco’s eco-friendly tire flat proofing product–an emphasis was placed on doubling that line’s production capacity.
The commitment to best practices also included total efficiency – optimizing all the resources involved in manufacturing. Daily energy usage at the Ohio plant was also decreased by implementing several innovative measures. Some of the highlights are:
- The facility’s air compressor was replaced with a variable speed drive unit that reduces energy consumption 35 percent.
- Climate control is 40 percent more efficient with a radiant heating system and giant ceiling fan.
- An upgrade to LED lighting plus replacing existing skylights makes illumination 70 percent more efficient.
Arnco’s plant has undergone several changes over the years in an effort to increase it’s energy efficiency and create a better work environment.
With all these additions Arnco proves that you can indeed make more while using less. The additional benefit is a more employee-friendly work space. All these factors go hand in hand with Arnco’s dedication to the valued members of its’ team and the adoption of the motto “reduce, reuse, recycle”.
Established in 1972, Arnco is an employee owned company with headquarters in South Gate, California, and production facilities in South Gate, CA, Berea, OH, and Manchester, England.
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