Sep 11, 2020

Industry News: 09/11/2020

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American Excelsior Company Announces $5 Million Expansion Plan

American Excelsior Company announced a series of expansion plans totaling $5 million. The expansions support two core product lines; the Wood Fiber and Flexible Foam divisions, according to the press release.

The plans include building expansions at its Rice Lake, Wisconsin plant, as well as an extensive list of new production equipment to support both divisions. There will also be additional manufacturing equipment at plants in Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Florence, Alabama; and Norwalk, Ohio to support the wood fiber and erosion industry. 

There is new automated foam fabricating equipment for locations in Norwalk, Ohio; West Chicago, Illinois; and Sheboygan, Wisconsin to support the Flexible Foam division, added the press release.

"When we started the new year, we had an aggressive growth plan. When the pandemic hit, we knew there was going to be an impact on those plans. We thought they would certainly be delayed,” said Terry Sadowski, President of American Excelsior. “Instead, we have accelerated our plan and are moving forward with increasing our manufacturing capacity and warehousing facilities. The terrible pandemic has caused some markets to grow while others falter, but we have had the good fortune of seeing stronger market demands for many of our products. This has caused us to increase our operational production resources."

This is the first phase of the company's growth plan and further details will be released later in the year.

Detroit, Zion and Saint-Anicet Join the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Detroit, Michigan, Zion, Illinoise and Saint-Anicet, Québec have joined the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

According to the press release, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino were named to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Board of Directors.

“We look forward to working with these cities to ensure that the voice of local government is always part of the decision-making process for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence,” said Mike Vandersteen, chair of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. “We are also pleased to have Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino join our Board of Directors.” 

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is calling on U.S. and Canadian elected officials to include water resource priorities in any upcoming economic stimulus programs, reported the press release.  

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