Industrial hose and ducting company Flexaust Co. Inc. is adding a 25,000-square-foot expansion that will connect two buildings at its complex in Indiana, United States, freeing up space for new manufacturing and providing a single spot for finished goods inventory.
Flexaust previously had two separate facilities on adjacent property that the expansion will join. The firm has occupied one since the 1970s, and another was purchased in the 1990s after Schauenburg Group purchased the firm, according to Mike Harvey, the firm’s vice president general manager. An additional 15,000 square feet was added to one of the buildings in 2006, but now the firm is out of space.
“The logical thing was to add on between the buildings,” said Harvey. “We had enough room to put 25,000 square feet between the buildings and join the structures.”
The expansion will provide additional space for warehousing as well as permitting the company to add more equipment by improving overall production flow.
The revamped footprint also will free up nearly 30,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space. Once the layout is organized, Harvey said Flexaust will look to add one or two additional lines to produce its Flexadux line and two to three additional lines for its Genesis products.
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