Adds Second Extrusion Press to Greenville Plant
Vistawall Architectural Products of Terrell, Texas, has announced
that the second extrusion press at its Greenville, Tenn., manufacturing
facility is now operational.
"Our new press will double the capacity of our Tennessee plant,"
said Tom Harris, president of The Vistawall Group. "Plus this new
short-stroke press extrudes a much longer billet, which means we
can produce at least 25 percent more product, with less scrap, in
the same amount of time as a conventional press."
The new press also provides for numerous improvements in both quality
and productivity. The company says that since the press is almost
completely automatic, production parameters from a quality production
run can be stored and repeated in future runs. The press control
system can also calculate an optimal run of the entire extrusion
process, which, according to Vistawall, provides a better product
The current 250,000-square-foot facility in Tennessee has been
in operation since 2001, primarily serving customers in the Eastern