Kawneer Expands Capabilities at Austell, Ga., Facility
February 9, 2010
Kawneer Company Inc. has invested approximately $1 million in the expansion
of capabilities at its 52,000-square-foot Austell, Ga., facility. The improvements
were made to provide customers with a broader range of resources, as well as increased
production, storage and inventory, resulting in shorter lead times and enhanced
quality, according to the company announcement.
"Kawneer remains focused on the future and the opportunities ahead,"
says Tom Szematowicz, director of service centers for Kawneer North America. "After
seeing the improvements first hand at our Austell facility, I am confident that
these changes will allow Kawneer to be even more responsive to market cyclicality
and more capable of servicing our customers."
With the recent expansion and capital investment, the company says the Austell
facility is uniquely positioned to provide service to an expanded customer base.
In addition, this investment in new fabrication equipment and technology is said
to give Kawneer the flexibility to better meet the demand of today's market, as
well as future demands when the market improves, and to do so while remaining
Kawneer's Austell service center offers stock items, a custom door line, framing
systems, welding, fabrication and packing. According to the announcement, many
of the enhancements are related to improvements in technology, allowing information
to flow quickly and increasing the speed of accuracy.
"Providing our customers with both the resources they need to grow their
businesses and exceptional service is a priority. We're proud to be growing and
extending our capabilities in Austell. This is only the beginning - there will
be more to come," says Diana Perreiah, vice president of business operations
for Kawneer North America.
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