ARaymond is planning to invest US$12 million (€11.2 million) in its Logansport manufacturing plant in Indiana, USA – solidifying its long-term commitment to the region. The investment will include the installation of new pre-finish and coating lines, which will help streamline and improve the company’s overall operations.
Larry Barker, ARaymond plant manager at Logansport, stated: “We’re excited to continue our commitment to the region and to grow our investment in the Logansport community. This new equipment will allow us to better serve our customers.”
The new equipment will arrive at ARaymond’s Logansport facility in December 2023, and will be fully operational by August 2024. The addition of the new coating lines is part of ARaymond’s overall reimagining of its North American operations, including processes that were spread across multiple locations into one facility.
ARaymond Logansport will process 80% of its coating work and serve as the primary shipping location for both the Hamilton, Ontario and Logansport sites. These changes will provide its customers with benefits, such as avoiding the need to pick up products in two different locations, crossing borders, reducing administrative work, and aligning with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) engagements.
To celebrate the investment, the plant welcomed ARaymond’s global leadership team this past July for a tour of the facility and to learn details of the impacts the US$12 million investment will have on operations.
ARaymond’s leadership expressed their full support of this investment, as it aligns with both their goals to continually improve the efficiency of their products, and services, and to being active players in their local communities. “Our company has been in business for 155 years,” highlighted Larry. “Our mission is to continue our story, by making the improvements that respond to our customer’s needs and in parallel bring value to our surrounding communities.”
Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 15 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector - interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe.
Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the Magazine is renowned.