Arch Expands Capacity of Orlando Location

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.

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