By JJ Koczan2015-10-13T18:58:00+01:00
The Wm. Powell Company (Powell Valves) recently completed the third and final phase of the new state of the art manufacturing facility in China.
Phase one consisted of constructing a new 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility, phase two was machinery and test equipment upgrades, and the third and final phase was construction of a 6,000 square foot cryogenic cleaning facility.
Investing in infrastructure
“Consolidating two separate locations into one state of the art location significantly improves our employee engagement while additionally increasing our manufacturing efficiencies,” commented Brandy Cowart, Executive Vice President. “We will continue to strategically invest in infrastructure that positions Powell for growth both domestically and internationally.”
Powell now has cryogenic cleaning capabilities in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and Yancheng City, China. “Duplicating what we have done for many years in Orangeburg into our Yancheng City facility enables us to support our industrial gas and LNG customers on a global scale,” said Tim Fries, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, North American and International. “We have compressed our lead-times significantly to service our end-user customers who play in this space globally.”
Local news in China reports that an airship capable of carrying up to 60 tonnes, propelled by helium, is now under development by the China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. Ltd. (CAIGA), a subsidiary of China Aviation Industry Group.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Air Liquide will invest around €80m in two state-of-the-art ASUs, with a total capacity of 2,800 tonnes of oxygen per day.
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