Solar Atmospheres has announced it will invest a total of $15 million in its new facility in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Solar Atmospheres Southeast President, Steve Prout, and Solar Atmospheres Corporate President, Roger A Jones, announced that the site selection process for the company’s previously announced expansion has been completed and the 54,000 ft2 manufacturing facility will be operational in the near future.
“This is a major expansion for our companies with an investment in excess of $15 million including building, property, new vacuum furnaces, and a facility-wide closed-loop water cooling system to ensure continuous uptime for our customers,” stated Jones.
“Greenville was selected because of its logistical convenience to current and prospective customers and the favourable business climate in South Carolina and especially in the Greenville area,” added Prout.
Vacuum furnaces and support equipment are currently being scheduled for installation and startup. Furnace sizes will range from vacuum furnaces capable of supporting small production lots and development work to a 24 ft. car bottom furnace for processing large, heavy loads. Process capabilities will range from standard vacuum heat treating to vacuum carburising, vacuum annealing, vacuum stress relieving, vacuum brazing, and other specialised vacuum thermal processes as well as research and development activity.