Tubelite Expands Michigan Manufacturing Facilities' Production Capabilities, Capacity
February 24, 2012

Responding to expanding market opportunities, Tubelite Inc. of Walker, Mich., invested in structural expansions and production enhancements at its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Mich., according to a February 24 company news release.

The Walker facility added more than 43,000 square feet to its existing building, for a total of 123,125 square feet. Lean manufacturing principals were applied to optimize workflow and performance at both the Walker and Reed City locations. Structural and logistical improvements are being completed in the warehousing and distribution areas. Future improvements are planned for the assembly area.

"As part of our strategic plan for continuous improvement and growth, this investment increases our capacity and capabilities, while maintaining the dependable, high-quality of our products and of our customer service levels," says Chuck Pope, Tubelite's director of operations, in the release. "Standing by this dependability with our damage-free guarantee shipping, we have significantly expanded the size of our shipping area at the Walker location."

Paul Marzolf, Tubelite's operations manager, adds that the Reed City location also "has nearly doubled its aluminum extrusion press capacity with upgrades to its processing equipment. This extends our overall capacity and ensures quality, reliability and productivity."

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