Eriez announced a major expansion to its Wager Road facility, located 15 miles from the company’s world headquarters in Erie, Pa. The expansion will support strategic growth initiatives for repair, testing and global research and development (R&D) activities.

Expansion to the 114,000-square Wager Road facility, which opened in 2012, will add another 38,000 square feet.

“We plan to break ground later this year, and anticipate a 2020 completion date,” says Tim Shuttleworth, president and CEO.

The new space will also create specialized repair, testing, demonstration and R&D areas.

“These new areas will be designed to help us grow and enhance our repair business, facilitate product development, accommodate bigger projects and pilot tests and provide even better testing support for Eriez products,” adds Shuttleworth.  

“This expansion is important to maintaining the success of our North American aftermarket repair business, as it proactively addresses floor space constraints being brought on by rapid growth,” says Tim Gland, vice president and general manager. “The expanded capabilities this will bring to our aftermarket business will allow us to offer additional services and even faster turnaround times.”

“The fact we are expanding in our hometown is confirmation that our commitment to the Erie community is still going strong after 77 years,” says Shuttleworth. “We now have 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents, but we remain proudly and firmly rooted in Erie.”