Entek Manufacturing has opened a new US manufacturing and engineering facility as part of the lead-acid and lithium-ion separator firm’s expansion.
The 98,000 square foot building in Henderson, Nevada, will be home to the wear parts production, fabrication and assembly, and engineering sectors of the business.
The expansion is to “better meet the needs of customers’ growing businesses”.
Kimberly Medford, the company’s president, said Entek was investing more than $10 million in new equipment for the Nevada facility and would begin interviewing and hiring new staff immediately.
Entek chose Nevada for the new facility because it is a growing area of the country with a strong labour market.
Medford said: “We used an outside firm to do a multi-city survey, and the greater Las Vegas metro area came out first when it came to the availability of skilled labour such as machinists and engineers.
“It’s a good location for us, and not far from our headquarters in Oregon.”
Last month, Entek International completed the acquisition of the majority stake of Japanese Nippon Sheet Glass’ (NSG) lead-acid battery separator business.
Read more about the deal and Entek’s expansion goals in the latest edition of BEST HERE