GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Ruskin® recently expanded its Juarez, Mexico manufacturing plant with a 100,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility. The new space, which opened in May, supports the production of dampers and louvers and includes assembly lines, a fabrication stamping area, and other amenities. It also features state-of-the-art anodizing and painting processes.

The expanded floor space consolidates Ruskin’s Mexico operations into a single facility, allowing the plant to focus on quality and delivery of Ruskin products, seamlessly integrate all business units, and advance Ruskin expertise in damper and louver production.

“This expansion allows Ruskin to optimize its manufacturing processes and better serve our customers,” said Paul Griffen, Ruskin supply chain manager. “Consolidation of our Mexico operations will make us more productive, efficient, and cost-effective, helping Ruskin deliver high-quality products to our customers on time.”

New to the expanded space will be the production of the CD35, FSD35, and FSD60 control and fire smoke damper line, Ruskin’s flagship product line that is produced at three other Ruskin facilities. Products manufactured in the original plant now manufactured in the expanded space include the CFD7 ceiling fire damper, CDR25/FSDR25 commercial/fire smoke round dampers, access doors, and backdraft dampers, including the BD2A2, CBD4, and CBD6. Louvers and Reliable Architectural Products AEL louvers will continue to be produced in the original Juarez facility, in addition to Ruskin’s Geneva, Alabama, plant.

Publication date: 9/10/2008

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