CORTEC, a manufacturer of API compact ball valves and manifolds, has expanded its CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS) Lafayette manufacturing facility and relocated to new premises in Port Allen, Louisiana.
According to Stephen Corte, vice president of CORTEC, the move was necessitated to support the company’s growth initiatives and increase in customer demand. The facility now supports a full range of CORTEC’s service operations, including: sales, engineering, quality, machining, product assembly and testing, inventory and coating.
“This expansion is a testament to CORTEC’s product quality and customer service,” said Corte. “The enhancements we have made to this manufacturing facility are a direct result of our commitment to improving customer support, increasing product quality, expanding product capacity and extending market share.”
The 55 000 ft2 facility is equipped with specialised machinery capable of manufacturing high pressure metal-seated ball valves and testing equipment designed for severe service applications. The location has capacity for 35 employees, but additional acreage and building plans are in place to expand and accommodate four times that number, which will support continued growth and expansion over the next several years.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley
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