Original Press Release
Arnco Opens New Polyurethane Flatproofing Plant in Berea, Ohio
Press release date: November 27, 2005
Arnco President Larry Carapellotti cuts ceremonial ribbon to commemorate opening of new production facility in Berea, Ohio that significantly expands production capacity to help meet a growing worldwide demand for Arnco flatproofing products. The company is the world's largest supplier of polyurethane flatproofing products for off-road vehicles, and held an open house event on July 7. The 112,000 square-foot structure features state-of-the-art design and production technology and will have 16 times the capacity of Arnco's current plant in Cleveland, which is being closed. The facility has tank off-loading capabilities, several loading docks, a 33-foot high ceiling with plenty of room for expansion. The building also has a 13,000 square-foot explosion proof area to protect against flammable solvent materials, seven labs and spill containment throughout the facility. Cleveland Plant Manager Mark D'Amore has been named plant manager in Berea. Arnco -- based in South Gate, Calif., with sales and technical staffs in Chattanooga, Tenn. -- also has manufacturing facilities in South Gate and Manchester, England. The company was founded in 1971 and markets several polyurethane flatproofing formulations and other products under the Arnco brand that have become widely used in steel mills, scrap yards, land fills, coal mines, factories, construction sites, airports and wherever the operating environment is hazardous to conventional pneumatic tires. For additional information, call 800-821-4147 or visit the Arnco website at www.arnconet.com.