MISCOR Group Announces Planned Relocation of Huntington Service Center
MASSILLON, Ohio, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Magnetech Industrial Services, Inc. (Magnetech), a wholly owned subsidiary of MISCOR Group, Ltd. (MIGL.PK), and leader in the repair and maintenance of commercial and industrial electro-mechanical equipment, today announced plans for relocation of its Huntington, W.Va. service center. The new facility, also located within Huntington, will be equipped with increased crane capacity and improved electrical testing capabilities, allowing for additional production capacity and overall improvement in workflow. The new facility is expected to be completed and in operation by September of this year.
Magnetech’s Huntington service center specializes in the repair of locomotive rotating components for domestic and international class-I and light railroads, as well as electric motors and generators for various industries, including petrochemical, steel, plastic, utilities and automotive. In May 2009, this service center achieved Association of American Railroads M-1003 quality certification. MISCOR Group’s investment in this new facility will enhance its ability to support the needs of customers and improve the quality and reliability of service. Most notably, the working space footprint will increase from 28,000 square feet in the current facility to 42,500 square feet, allowing for a complete redesign of work processes to improve efficiency.
Major improvements to electrical testing capabilities will include installation of a 4,160-volt and 120-amp test center, nearly doubling the testing capabilities as compared to the current facility. In addition, substantial improvements in the overhead crane systems will be made with the installation of two new, top-running, double-girder crane systems, each with 64-foot spans. The new facility will also have twelve base-mounted jib cranes with up to 12-foot beams and two base-mounted transfer cranes, providing the latest in safety and efficiency ratings.
“The Huntington service center has a long history of providing exceptional service to both the railroad and industrial markets. This new expansion will allow us to meet and exceed customer agreements and expectations,” remarked Michael P. Moore, President and CEO of MISCOR Group. “This relocation plays a pivotal role in our ability to invest in growth initiatives, while continuing to strengthen our commitment of quality service to our customers. We are proud to make this investment in Magnetech’s future so that we can be part of our customers’ futures.”
About MISCOR Group, Ltd.
Massillon, Ohio-based MISCOR Group, Ltd. (MIGL.PK) provides electrical and mechanical solutions to industrial, commercial and institutional customers through two segments: Industrial Services, consisting of the Company’s maintenance and repair services to several industries, including electric utilities, wind power, transportation, chemical, oil, pulp and paper, metal manufacturing and forming, and repairing, manufacturing, and remanufacturing industrial lifting magnets for the steel and scrap industries; and Rail Services, consisting of the Company’s manufacturing of power assemblies, engine parts, and other components related to large diesel engines. For further information about MISCOR Group, please visit www.MISCOR.com.
Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, Magnetech Industrial Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of MISCOR Group, Ltd. (MIGL.PK). The Company specializes in the sale, repair and service of commercial and industrial equipment used in the electric utility, wind power, automotive, pulp and paper, manufacturing, chemical, wastewater treatment, railroad, plastics, metal producing, metal forming and scrap metal industries. Additionally, Magnetech manufactures its own brand of electromagnetic lifting magnets. The Company provides MagneTrac® and Total Motor Management® (TMM) asset management services to help customers reduce the risk of equipment breakdowns while lowering repair and maintenance costs. On-site preventive and predictive maintenance and 24/7 emergency breakdown services are also available.
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