Arch Aluminum & Glass has announced a capacity expansion
for its plant in Orlando, Fla. According to the company's announcement,
a two-phase plan, slated to begin this spring, will expand the
plant's tempering capabilities with the addition of a second bay
to one of the two tempering furnaces there. Completion of phase
one is expected this summer, and will increase tempering capacity
by 50 percent.
Phase two will begin in the fall. This portion of the expansion
will revamp the second furnace into a continuous operator.
"The Orlando branch has worked hard to develop its customer
base and we want to make sure we'll always have the ability to
service that base, as [customers] have come to expect us to, and
with the highest quality," said Leon Silverstein, president
and chief executive officer.
In addition to the tempering updates, the plant will also be
receiving new equipment and operating software. According to the
company's announcement, these expansions will double the capacity
of the Orlando plant by 2006.