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Keymark 14-inch circle size extrusion press goes live

Post Time:Jul 13,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:124

Officials at Keymark Corp., Lakeland,Fla., announced that their new 14-inch circle size press is fully operational, according to a July 8 release. The press will enable architects and engineers to design larger, more detailed extrusions, with the width and precision not previously available in the marketplace. The extra capacity and size also will propel Keymark into additional markets that were unavailable in the past.

The press will add 32 million pounds of demonstrated capacity to an already impressive 88 million pound company wide capacity, while adding 55 new jobs in the Lakeland plant. This brings the total number of presses to seven with circle sizes ranging from 6 inchesto 14 inches, covering more than 500,000 square feet of production space, according to the release.

“For 46 years Keymark Corp. has prided itself on it’s commitment to the marketplace, and our investment in the new press again shows our leadership position and willingness to be a flexible, competitive partner to our clientele,” said Wm L. Keller III, CEO and owner, in the release.

The new press will allow Keymark to venture into new market segments, which until now didn’t have access to a 14-inch circle size press. “The appeal of our new press capabilities, along with our ability to guarantee all aspects of a project, from alloy quality to finish and delivery, make us the only aluminum extruder that is vertically integrated in-house,”Keller said in the release.

The new press comes complete with ancillary equipment that will enhance the speed and precision of the finish product: Edward’s Kevlar belt driven handling system, water quench system, automatic stacking equipment and line-stenciling capabilities.

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