The Wm. Powell Company (Powell Valves) Completes Capital Infrastructure Investment in China
Powell Valves announces the completion of the third and final phase of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Yancheng, China.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, (October 10, 2015) – 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 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.
“Consolidating two separate locations into one state of the art location significantly improves our employee engagement while additionally increasing our manufacturing efficiencies.” 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 South Carolina into our Yancheng City facility enables us to support our industrial gas and LNG customers on a global scale” Tim Fries, vice president sales & marketing North American & International. “We have compressed our lead-times significantly to service our end user customers who play in this space globally.”
Cincinnati-based Wm. Powell Co., founded in 1846, manufactures a wide variety of bronze, iron, steel and cryogenic valves, and corrosion-resistant alloys for Class 125 to Class 4500 pressure service. Primary customers are in the petrochemical, industrial-gas, pulp-and-paper, pharmaceutical, hydrocarbon-processing, food-processing, mining, power-generation, pipeline, chemical and mechanical-construction industries. The company endured the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War by adjusting to market conditions. Its products have been used by inventor Thomas Edison; in the Manhattan Project; and on U.S. nuclear submarines and Titan and Atlas rockets, as well as many other important projects. www.powellvalves.com
Tim Fries, Vice President/Sales & Marketing
North America & International
The Wm. Powell Company