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Flexicon doubling U.S. headquarters

Bulk handling equipment supplier Flexicon Corporation has broken ground for an expansion that will double the size of its U.S. headquarters.


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September 16, 2014 by Canadian Plastics

Bulk handling equipment supplier Flexicon Corporation has broken ground for an expansion that will double the size of its U.S. headquarters.

The Bethlehem, Pa.-based company’s current plant is 91,000 square feet. “We built the current facility in 2001 on an over-sized site owned by Flexicon that had acres of additional prime real estate beyond what was needed, with the intention of expanding the building as demand for Flexicon equipment exceeded our capacity to produce it,” said Flexicon CEO David Gill. “Doubling the size of our world headquarters will have the immediate effect of reducing wait times for equipment deliveries, while allowing us to develop new product lines and secure patents on an accelerated basis.”

The addition will allow the steel forming, welding, grinding/polishing and blasting/painting Departments to double in size, and the electrical controls department to increase four-fold.

Other plant floor increases include a dedicated 4,000-square-foot area for new product development, and a total of 10 tailgate loading docks and two drive-in doors. Office space will increase to 37,000 square feet.

In addition to its Bethlehem headquarters, Flexicon has oversees operations located in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and Singapore. The company produces flexible screw conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag conditioners, and weigh batching systems.