Vistawall 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 to anodize.

The current 250,000-square-foot facility in Tennessee has been in operation since 2001, primarily serving customers in the Eastern United States.


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