Nusil completes fourth phase of expansion, breaks ground on fifth

Nov. 15, 2012
Carpinteria, CA--Silicone compounds manufacturer Nusil completed the fourth phase of expansion at its facility in Bakersfield, CA and broke ground on the fifth.

Carpinteria, CA--Manufacturer of silicone compounds for the medical implants, healthcare, aerospace and defense, electronics and engineering, and skin care markets, NuSil Technology LLC completed the fourth phase of expansion at its facility in Bakersfield, CA. The newest building is NuSil's fourth building on the 15-acre campus and is part of a multi-year plan to expand to a total of seven buildings.

"The expansion at Bakersfield is a long-term strategic decision for NuSil to help facilitate and maintain the growth of the company," said Scott Mraz, president and CFO of NuSil. "Our goal is to increase capacity with the best available manufacturing technology, and we have made significant investments in new, energy-efficient buildings and processes to accomplish this goal." Mraz spoke about the company and its vision for growth at the Bakersfield ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, November 10, for which approximately 150 NuSil employees and guests were in attendance to celebrate the completion of the fourth building.

This newest building totals 35,000 square feet and will primarily be occupied by Quality Assurance (QA) and an enlarged QA testing laboratory, providing extended floor space for Research and Development (R&D) at another onsite location. The intent is to more than double the footprint of R&D to enhance the continued development of new siloxane technology. In addition, the building will serve as a corporate center for the Bakersfield facility's human resources and engineering departments.

NuSil also recently broke ground on the fifth phase of the expansion, with two new buildings and an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space scheduled to be completed in 2013 and 2015. These buildings will greatly increase production capacity to support growing demands across all of NuSil's business units. ISO 9001-certified since 1994, NuSil operates laboratories and processing facilities in North America and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide.

SOURCE: Nusil;

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