Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently completed a major expansion at its manufacturing plant in Columbus, Nebraska. The expansion creates space and adds capabilities for building newly launched Guardian™ Horizontal Screens and portable processing plants for crushing, screening, washing and feeding, in addition to the wet processing equipment already manufactured at the plant.
“Although we incorporated the existing facility into our expansion, it’s like working in a brand new plant,” said Michael Monaghan, general manager of Superior’s operations in Nebraska. “We integrated the best principals of lean manufacturing and were able to achieve a straight line process. Product comes in as raw steel at one end and exit one of the two lines as finished, ready to ship equipment.”
In addition, the 44-year-old company doubled the engineering staff dedicated to developing the screens, washers and portable plants manufactured and shipped from Nebraska.
“As our industry optimistically looks to the future, we are excited to expand our product offering to support the growth,” said vice president of sales, John Garrison. “Best of all, the growth and development of our products and people is happening right here in the United States.”
About Superior Industries, Inc.
Superior Industries engineers and manufactures groundbreaking, bulk material processing and handling equipment and cutting-edge machinery components. From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, USA, the manufacturing firm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems for industries including construction aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the 44-year-old Superior operates from additional facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska, USA; Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada; and three locations in Brazil to serve South American markets.