Nordson consolidating all screw and barrel production to Austintown, Ohio
The Austintown facility will serve as a production, sales and customer service hub in the Americas for key polymer processing components, the company said.
Plastics processing equipment supplier Nordson Corporation has announced plans to move all screw and barrel production into a single manufacturing building in Austintown, Ohio.
The move will relocate screw and barrel production from Youngstown, Ohio, New Castle, Pa., and barrel production from Pulaski, Va., into the existing Austintown facility. In a statement, Westlake, Ohio-based Nordson said the transition to Austintown will be completed over the next 18 months. “The transition will occur in stages to minimize any potential impact to current customers,” the company said. “Planned investments in the facility over the period include upgraded bi-metallic processing and machining systems to improve product quality, precision and throughout.”
The majority of positions in the existing Youngstown, New Castle and Pulaski facilities will transfer to the Austintown facility, the statement added. Total employment in Austintown is expected to be approximately 260.
“We expect this initiative to drive efficiencies in manufacturing processes, decrease lead times, enhance customer service, improve competitiveness and accelerate growth,” said John Keane, Nordson Corporate senior vice president. “Our plan is for Austintown to join similar regional hubs for our screw and barrel products in Thailand and Germany. No other single supplier will be able to provide the polymer industry with such localized service on a global scale.”
Nordson manufactures a range of precision melt stream products including screws and barrels, filtration systems, pumps, valves, dies, and pelletizing systems.