Camfil APC’s new manufacturing facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment and floor design to improve production efficiency


Camfil plans to invest more than $ 37 million in the 290,000 square foot facility that will occupy 34 acres.

Camfil APC’s new manufacturing facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment and floor design to improve production efficiency

Camfil plans to invest more than $ 37 million in the 290,000 square foot facility that will occupy 34 acres.

Camfil plans to invest more than $ 37 million in the 290,000 square foot facility that will occupy 34 acres.

Jonesboro, Arkansas, December 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – We are delighted to announce that we have opened our new manufacturing and office facility on November 4, 2021, at Craighead Technical Park in Jonesboro, Arkansas. But it is more than a groundbreaking ceremony for a major construction project. This is a testament to the strength and commitment of the Camfil APC team to successfully keep our business operational and our customers happy after a tornado devastated our manufacturing facility in March 2020 and another damaged our temporary factory on December 10, 2021.

Since the first tornado hit, we have been manufacturing our industrial dust collectors from three separate leased locations across Jonesboro. Thanks to the hard work and determination of our employees, the support of Camfil, and the help of community and state leaders, the reality of our new, state-of-the-art facility is within reach. Its opening is scheduled for August 2022.

Camfil APC's new manufacturing facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment and floor design to improve production efficiency

Camfil APC’s new manufacturing facility will feature state-of-the-art equipment and floor design to improve production efficiency

A $ 37 MILLION INVESTMENT

Camfil plans to invest more than $ 37 million in the 290,000 square foot facility that will occupy 34 acres. It will be built entirely to the Camfil global standard, making it an entirely new project rather than additions to existing facilities. This allows us to build the facility to better suit the manufacturing process of our modularly designed industrial dust collectors and respond more quickly to customer demands. And to everyone’s delight, the facility will be fully air conditioned for Jonesboro’s hot and humid days.

Production areas will include fabrication, welding, painting, equipment assembly and filter assembly. The overall layout will allow a better flow to move more efficiently from raw materials to finished products. This means that we will have the ability to manufacture dust collectors and meet customer demand even faster than before.

ADVANCED FILTER KIT

New filter assembly lines and automation systems will improve throughput and capacity while maintaining our quality and functional design. We will be producing our Gold Cone ™ filter cartridges and replacement filters for other brands of dust collectors, both featuring our proprietary HemiPleat® filter media. We will also produce some filters for Camfil Power Systems.

Customers will be able to tour the facility to see the filters being manufactured so they can see the complexity of the process and full product details. They will also learn first-hand from our experts how our filters work best in their applications and in our equipment.

We are also adding a test bench / system that will allow us to test our filters and manifold components at extreme temperatures. And, we will continue to maintain a fully equipped test lab that provides bench dust testing and ASHRAE 199 standard testing.

The new space will also allow us to resume our quarterly and annual training. These educational courses are important to our employees, customers and representatives of our products, as they explain how to properly protect people, facilities and the environment with our product line.

In addition, the new facility will house engineering, quality control, continuous improvement, security, accounting, marketing, sales, human resources, production control, purchasing, customer service and technical support, as well as warehousing and shipping.

COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

Camfil APC has been headquartered in Jonesboro for over 20 years. This new project will add approximately 67 new jobs within five years to an existing workforce of 237 people. The people of Jonesboro have been key to Camfil APC’s success, and we are honored to continue to prosper here and to contribute to local economic growth.

Likewise, the city and the state appreciate Camfil’s commitment to the region. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Commerce Secretary Mike Preston spoke at the inauguration and recognized our investment in the region and our people.

Mark Young, president of Jonesboro Unlimited, a private partnership organization dedicated to promoting economic prosperity in Jonesboro and the region, also spoke at the inauguration. He noted that Camfil’s reinvestment in this new facility speaks volumes about the relationships we have established and our continued commitment to the region.

We look forward to the next phases of this project, and will keep you posted on progress. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our industrial dust collectors and fume collectors, replacement filters or accessories, please contact us.

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