Morris, MN – Superior Industries, North America’s only combination manufacturer of both conveyor systems and their related accessories, announced completion of a major expansion project at its conveyor components factory in Morris, Minnesota.
Combined with the debut of idler, pulley and conveyor accessory production in Prescott Valley, Arizona, the 40-year-old manufacturer reports a 60% increase in components production capacity. The additional space allows Superior to improve production floor design, ultimately speeding idlers and pulleys through the factory and improving industry-topping lead times.
“The new space allows double digit capacity increases for both our conveyor idler and pulley production processes,” says Paul Schmidgall, the company’s Vice President of Manufacturing. “When you link these new capabilities in Minnesota with brand new conveyor components production at our Arizona factory, we score a 60% increase in production capacity.”
In Minnesota, the ten-month expansion project involved three stages of demolition, construction and machine installation. Crews demolished 30,000 square feet of old space and added 60,000 new square feet. To complete, the expansion required 34,000 yards of aggregates, 6,000 yards of ready mix concrete, 4 acres of concrete paving and 3.3 acres of new asphalt paving.
About Superior Industries
Superior Industries has a reputation of engineering and manufacturing groundbreaking, bulk material handling conveyors and cutting-edge conveyor components. From its headquarters in Minnesota, U.S.A., the manufacturer supplies stackers, transfer conveyors, ship loaders and stationary systems; plus idlers, pulleys and accessories to lower operating costs and increase production. The company manufactures from additional plants in Arizona and Georgia, U.S.A.
Contact Superior Industries at 315 East Highway 28, Morris, MN 56267 U.S.A., call 1-320-589-2406 or e-mail [email protected] Fans and customers can also connect with Superior at superior-ind.com; via the company’s blog, Channel 72; on Facebook; via Twitter; or YouTube.