Technicote has provided an update on the rebuilding of its plant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, which was largely destroyed in a fire nine months ago.
Equipment that was not damaged in the fire was moved to an offsite facility in nearby Akron, Ohio. Technicote continues to operate one coater at the Cuyahoga Falls site, while the balance of the business that had been supplied from Cuyahoga Falls was transferred to other plants.
‘Technicote’s goal immediately following the fire was to replace the lost capacity with more capable equipment, while retaining the talented workforce that has been a big part of our success,’ said a spokesperson for the company. ‘After evaluating a number of different locations, we decided to rebuild the plant on the same site, with the goal to have a larger and more capable facility than the one we lost.
‘We’re delighted to let you know we’re ahead of schedule on many of our activities. The building is 90 percent completed, and new equipment is now being delivered to the plant. The installation process will start later this month. Startup of this equipment will be in the fourth quarter. We expect to ship product to customers late in the fourth quarter.
During Labelexpo Americas on stand 1547, Techincote will show a slideshow of ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures.