Motor manufacturer spends $3 million to expand Connecticut plant and revitalize Tooling Center 

Motor manufacturer spends $3 million to expand Connecticut plant and revitalize Tooling Center 

June 7, 2024
The expansion will include enhancements and upgrades to the Tooling Center's size and capabilities.

ebm‑papst Inc. has announced plans to expand its manufacturing and engineering facility in Farmington, Connecticut. The company, which specializes in producing fans and motors, will invest $3 million into the project, which includes a 14,500-square-foot extension to the existing facility. A main component of this expansion is the company’s efforts to revitalize its Tooling Center. According to the company, this division is responsible for crafting equipment used in manufacturing at ebm‑papst’s Connecticut and Tennessee facilities. The expansion will include enhancements and upgrades to the Tooling Center's size and capabilities, and an addition of a drive-through dock to streamline material handling and truck circulation.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Mark Shiring, CEO Air Technology Americas, said, "The expanded Tooling Center underscores our commitment to optimizing production processes and enhancing support for our North American operations. By localizing our tooling capabilities, we aim to boost efficiency and responsiveness while reducing reliance on external resources." 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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