UNION, MO. — A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Nov. 7, 2016, to celebrate the development of a new manufacturing site for Spray Dynamics.
Located in Union, the plant initially will employ 50 to 60 personnel with room to expand to 100 employees in years to come. The total manufacturing and office areas will be approximately 103,000 square feet, sitting on a 13.32-acre greenfield site. The project was engineered by Washington Engineering & Architecture Inc., Washington, Mo., and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017.
“This groundbreaking ceremony celebrates the visible beginning of a new chapter for Heat and Control and Spray Dynamics and I would like to thank the Spray Dynamics team for their dedication and hard work to reach this milestone,” said Tony Caridis, president of Heat and Control.
Heat and Control, Hayward, Calif., acquired Spray Dynamics in 2011. The new facility will offer modern office and engineering space, product testing rooms and also allows for future site development.
A key feature of the new facility is a demonstration / trial center that will provide comprehensive testing capability across a wide range of Heat and Control products. The site offers the ability to test an integrated line of processing, conveying, coating and packaging equipment. Research and Development teams may perform a complete test start to finish or individual as required with the direct assistance of Spray Dynamics staff.
“The new facility reflects the hard work and dedication the Spray Dynamics team has given over the past 19 years,” said Dave Homeyer, general manager, Spray Dynamics Group, Heat and Control. “For me, it is the completion of a dream started 19 years ago.”