LONDON Superior Extrusion
Inc. (SEI) is on track to add a second industrial precision saw
at its Gwinn, Mich., facility by February.
The move is part of the
extruders plan to double its fabrication capabilities
within the next two years, which will increase the proportion
of its revenue that comes from fabrication to 20 percent from
roughly 5 to 10 percent now.
"(The equipment is) all bought
and pretty much ready to go," president and chief executive
officer Dan Amberg told AMM. "Were a couple of
months away. Its just a matter of opening up that floor
Once the company completes a
10,000-square-foot expansion of its facility, likely by
January, SEI will move offices, parts and tools from its
maintenance department to the new space, creating room for
fabrication operations, he said.
The Gwinn-based company also
continues to mull an extrusion expansion (
amm.com, June 28), although it isnt in a
rush to do this just yet, Amberg said.
"Its only been three years
since we put the 9-inch press in, and I would say were
close to capacity," he said. "And it looks like well be
close to capacity (next year). We just want to do the
fabrication expansion (to secure) revenue increases in that
area and provide our customers increased value-added options.
(At that point,) well then probably say, `Do we want to
consider something long term as far as an additional extrusion
SEI operates 7- and 9-inch
extrusion presses with a combined annual nameplate capacity of
between 30 million and 35 million pounds, as well as an
industrial precision saw, a miter saw, two punch presses,
several multiple-head drill setups, two deburring machines and
a coping machine.