Flexicon Corporation is expanding its global headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to double the current size.
President and CEO David Gill explains that the original headquarters built in 2001 measures 8500 square metres and is located on an over-sized site owned by Flexicon. The expansion will allow the Steel Forming, Welding, Grinding/Polishing and Blasting/Painting Departments to double in size, and the Electrical Controls Department to increase four-fold. The Assembly Department, which will be relocated into the new space, will be eight-times larger than before, and will provide up to 11.6m of overhead clearance to erect larger systems and enhance factory acceptance testing.
While new product development will take place in a dedicated 370m² area, space has been allocated for a total of 10 tailgate loading docks and two drive-in doors. The office space will increase to 3400m², with the first floor accommodating an expanded Electrical Engineering Department, and meeting/training rooms, which can be combined with a new cafeteria using collapsible walls to seat 400 during special events for customers, representatives and Flexicon personnel.
Offices on the second floor will house the Executive Management Team, Global Management Group, Information Technology Department and Project Engineering Division, as well as six conference rooms.
Flexicon’s Bethlehem headquarters not only manufactures equipment for the Americas, but also oversees operations in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Singapore. Mr Gill observes that doubling the size of their world headquarters will reduce wait times for equipment deliveries, while allowing them to develop new product lines and secure patents on an accelerated basis, positioning Flexicon for exponential growth.
The company produces flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, drum/box/container tippers, and weigh batching systems. A Project Engineering Division manages large-scale bulk handling projects across the chemical, mineral, food, dairy and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.