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Industrial oven manufacturer Davron doubles facility size


December 11, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Dec. 11, 2015 – Industrial oven manufacturer Davron Technologies has added 20,000 sq. ft. to its Chattanooga, Tenn., facility, doubling the floor space devoted to heavy manufacturing and enlarging its electrical shop.

This expansion responds directly to Davron’s 100 per cent increase in sales volume and 50 per cent increase in manufacturing workforce over the last 16 months, says company representatives.

“We’ve been growing so quickly over the last 16 months, it finally got to the point where we couldn’t keep up unless we increased the size of our facility,” said Jimmy Evans, vice president.

In addition, Davron’s sister company, Metro Services, which had shared the building with Davron, has been relocated to another facility, freeing up an additional 7,500 sq. ft. of warehouse space for Davron. Davron will use this space as a dedicated area for stocking and staging components for its industrial ovens, such as burner, conveyor, and ignition control parts. The company says it also used this expansion as an occasion to overhaul its inventory management system and it plans to stock more components in order to increase efficiency and preparedness for surges in production.

“Fortunately, we had the room to expand and have also used this transition as an opportunity to reconsider our shop organization. As a result, we’ve seen major increases in both our production capacity and efficiency,” said Evans.

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