American Punch project to significantly increase capacity to manufacture tooling for the structural steel, metal fabricating, stamping & roll forming industries
EUCLID, OH, July 19, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — American Punch Company has begun construction on a major plant expansion that will nearly double the size of its production facility and significantly increase its capabilities to manufacture punches, dies and shear blades for the structural steel and metal fabricating industries, as well as precision tooling for the stamping, roll forming and metalforming industries.
The new addition to the existing facility will add 23,000 square feet of plant space and 1,000 square feet of office space. Two 80-ton air conditioning units are being installed to cool both the new addition as well as the existing plant.
To sustain its efforts to be environmentally friendly, the punch and die manufacturer has opted to install 800 solar panels on the roof of the new building that, over the next 25 years, will produce over 7 million kilowatts of electricity. This will result in reducing its CO2 emissions by over 11 million pounds, equal to taking about 65 cars off the road for each of the next 25 years.
“We’ve worked for several years to design and plan this building and the additional new equipment to meet our manufacturing demands well into the future,” said Bob Olson, president of American Punch. “We will be positioned to meet our customers’ increasing need for high quality tooling, particularly precision tooling and engineered, made-to-order components. With all of the new cutting edge technology in today’s equipment that will be housed in the new addition, we’ll have a world-class operation ready to manufacture any tooling our customers may need.”
About American Punch Company
The American Punch Company is the leading manufacturer of punches, dies and shear blades used in the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. In addition, American Punch supplies precision tooling to the stamping, roll forming and metalforming industries. The American Punch Company is ISO-certified, and is a member of all major trade organizations. For more information, visit their website at www.AmericanPunchCo.com.
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