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Eriez completes Wager Road expansion

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Global Mining Review,

Eriez® has recently completed a 38 000 ft2 expansion to its Wager Road facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, giving the company more space to provide full-scale testing of its largest equipment utilised in heavy industries and expand global research and development (R&D) activities to support the continuing development of its state-of-the art flotation technologies.

According to Eriez, the Wager Road expansion was required to support strategic growth initiatives for product testing, global R&D as well as service and repair. “The greater opportunities and enhanced capabilities afforded by our new space will be particularly significant to customers we serve in heavy industries, especially in recycling and minerals processing,” said Eriez Heavy Industries Market Manager, Darrell Milton. The new plant space will also allow for testing of production-scale recycling equipment.

Additionally, a new 10 000 ft2 high-bay test area is being dedicated to global R&D to support ongoing development of Eriez’ cutting-edge flotation technology. Mike Mankosa, Eriez Executive Vice President of Global Technology, explains that constantly advancing Eriez’ capabilities is essential to maintain Eriez’ position as a leader in the mining and minerals flotation equipment industry. “The test bay was specifically constructed to provide for full-scale testing of our largest flotation machines,” commented Mankosa.

The expansion also includes a new electronics lab which provides testing and development space for Eriez Xtreme® Metal Detectors, new magnetic products and Industrial Internet of Things product integration.

The company anticipates all expanded R&D and testing facilities at the Wager Road plant will be fully operational early in 2Q21.

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