HarbisonWalker International Announces New Plant Construction
HarbisonWalker International (HWI) announced it is investing USD 30 million to construct a new, state-of-the-art monolithic refractories manufacturing facility. The new facility will be located along the Ohio River Valley in the Northern Kentucky/Southern Ohio region of USA.
The new facility will be one of the most technologically advanced refractories plants to be built in the United States and will be operational by early 2018. Capacity is expected to be 80 000 t/a. It will employ highly-trained technicians and staff in a team-based environment. The plant will feature a high degree of automation and technology, and will utilize lean techniques throughout its operations to maximize material flow efficiency and production. In addition, the facility will introduce advanced packaging technologies that are new to the North American market.
The strategic location of the new facility is a critical feature that will provide unparalleled distribution and logistics advantages. Its close proximity to accessible river, rail and highway transportation options will ensure efficient delivery of raw materials from nearby suppliers and finished products to customers.