Gasbarre consolidates production of thermal processing systems at Pennsylvania facility

December 4, 2019

Gasbarre Products, Inc., DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced that at the end of 2019 all Thermal Processing Systems will be manufactured at its 4,645 m2 (50,000 ft2) facility in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. The company acquired the JL Becker brand of industrial furnace equipment in 2011 and, for the last eight years, has run parallel thermal equipment manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Pennsylvania. 

Consolidating the manufacturing of its common product lines in St. Mary’s is expected to allow for the most efficient use of floor space, equipment and manufacturing processes. According to Alex Gasbarre, Gasbarre CEO, “This move is not only beneficial to our current operations, but it will directly impact our customers. Our St. Mary’s facility has a track record of on-time delivery, quality, safety and efficient processing. Those factors will drive competitive pricing with quick delivery.”

Gasbarre will reportedly maintain a strong presence in the Detroit, Michigan area with a sales, engineering and service facility. Ben Gasbarre will also maintain his leadership role at the Plymouth, Michigan location. In future, Gasbarre stated that it has plans to not only design and service its equipment but to eventually establish a technical centre for process testing and demonstration purposes. Ben Gasbarre stated, “The move will allow us to better utilise our highly-skilled personnel to accelerate advancements to our products, technology and services.”

The move will require some expansion of the St. Mary’s facility, and plans have begun for the addition of 1,115 m2 (12,000 ft2) of manufacturing space with additional office and conference room capacity. This will be a significant investment in the furnace operations to drive manufacturing, technology and growth into the future.

Gasbarre recently installed its brand new vacuum purge nitriding furnace, designed to meet demand in the US market. 

www.gasbarre.com

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