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Kobelco EDTI Factory Expansion

Construction has begun on a major expansion of KEC's Corona, CA (USA) factory

Kobelco EDTI Compressors, Inc. (KEC) has begun a major expansion of its manufacturing capacity at the company’s Corona, California (USA) location. The expansion will allow KEC to continue offering responsive production and delivery times for its products as demand continues to increase in North America.

The project includes a new manufacturing complex, which is being constructed on a 9.8-acre (4,600,500 sq mt) tract of property. The new construction will add 50,870 sq ft (549,396 sq mt) of shop space and 28,550 sq ft (308,340 sq mt) of office space. The Corona facility already has over 100,000 sq ft of production space, enabling the factory to handle skid-mounted systems of any weight or size.

Completion of the new shop is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter 2011.

About KEC

KEC is a world leader in the application of rotary screw compressor technology. Since its inception, KEC has specialized in compression systems for use in petrochemical process and related heavy industrial applications. KEC operating installations span four continents, representing the company’s ability to meet the most demanding and complex application of process gas compression systems. KEC manufactures to rigid API Standards and petrochemical industry specifications. Certifications include ISO 9000-2000, ASME “U” Stamp, NBBI “R” Stamp, SELO Certification, KOSHA Certification and ISO 14001.