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AEC member Gateway Extrusions expands capabilites with addition of 9-inch press

Monday, December 19, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nancy Molenda
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Gateway Extrusions in Union, Missouri, continues its multi-phase expansion program with the acquisition of a new 9 inch aluminum extrusion press, which is currently in final stages of testing and calibration before being brought into full operation, according to a report at lightmetalage.com.

 

“This state-of-the-art large press will allow Gateway to supply heavier, stronger components for curtain wall systems and heavy-commercial windows, and also to continue expansion into new markets, such as automotive and other transportation components,” said Tom Ziegler, Vice President for Gateway Extrusions. “We will be able to offer our customers the extruded profiles they need in a broader range of lengths and tempering with this new 9 inch press. The system’s features allow us to operate very efficiently, moving from one extrusion order to the next with minimal transition time in between.” Once fully operational, the new press will increase the company’s current throughput in pounds-per-hour by at least 50%. More...


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