The newly outfitted structure, which occupies 110,000 square feet (10,000 square meters), was designed with lean manufacturing practices in mind, and will allow the company to double its production capacity.
The new premises are also the new Headquarters of the Piovan Group in North America.
Storage, conveying, blending, drying and size reduction equipment, along with supervisory software solutions, are now being produced in the new factory.
In 2019, the new facility in Fredericksburg will also become the manufacturing center of Aquatech process water-cooling equipment, imported for about three years now from Aquatech Italy. Aquatech is the Piovan Group company that supplies process water solutions and temperature control systems to the industries Piovan serves.
With its Aquatech production, Universal Dynamics will become the first manufacturer of high efficiency adiabatic fluid-coolers in the USA.
With the factory in full production, a Grand Opening Event will be held on October 4th, 2018 at its new location. With visitors from Canada, USA and Mexico, the event will include an address from multiple industry leaders, live demonstrations of new technologies, plant tours demonstrating manufacturing capabilities, as well as an official ribbon cutting ceremony.