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Graham Engineering moves Rhode Island extrusion operations to Pennsylvania


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October 9, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

Extrusion blow molding machine maker Graham Engineering Corporation is relocating its 26,000-square-foot operations in Ashaway, R.I., along with its American Kuhne brand, to its 150,000-square-foot facility and headquarters in York, Pa.

“Continued growth in our extrusion business prompted this decision, a logical next step,” said Graham Engineering CEO David Schroeder. “We are simply outgrowing the Ashaway facility, which houses our extruder assembly, and these capacity constraints have the potential to impact future lead times.”

The integration will proceed into 2016. Graham Engineering said it will maintain a satellite office near the present Ashaway location, and also said that “many” Ashaway employees will be given the opportunity to relocate to York.

Graham Engineering expanded its York facility by 35 per cent in 2013 while integrating its Welex sheet line assembly operations from Greenville, N.C. The company said it will continue to make capital investments and improvements to accommodate this latest growth.

The Graham Group acquired majority interest in extruder maker American Kuhne in 2012, followed by Graham Engineering’s acquisition of sheet extrusion technology supplier Welex in June 2013.

Graham Engineering CEO David Schroeder in the York, Pa. facility.

Graham Engineering CEO David Schroeder in the York, Pa. facility.