Solar Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of industrial vacuum furnaces, has reported it will relocate its headquarters from Souderton, Pennsylvania, to Sellersville, Pennsylvania, USA. The manufacturing area at the new site will occupy 40,000 ft2 of the facility, while the office space will take up 17,500 ft2. In addition, the company states that a further 22,500 ft2 will remain available for future additions to the manufacturing building.
William Jones, who co-owns Solar Manufacturing Inc.with his wife, Myrtle Jones, stated, “I am thrilled to see this project moving forward for our new headquarters. This new facility will provide us the space we need to grow and consolidate all our staff in one facility.” Groundbreaking on the new facility is expected to begin in Spring 2018, with completion and occupancy scheduled for later that fall.
“Our most important customer is our sister company, Solar Atmospheres of Souderton, Pennsylvania, with additional plants in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Fontana, California, and Greenville, South Carolina,” added Jim Nagy, Solar Manufacturing President. “Solar Atmospheres operates over sixty production vacuum furnaces, with additional large production vacuum furnaces on order for commercial vacuum heat treating applications.”
Solar Manufacturing employs fifty staff and produces vacuum heat treating furnaces for the aerospace, medical, electronic and industrial markets worldwide. The furnaces are intended primarily for metal heat treating processes such as hardening, brazing, stress relieving, normalising, annealing, tempering, carburising, nitriding and sintering.