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Bergen, N.Y. – Liberty Pumps, a manufacturer of sump, sewage and wastewater pumps is undergoing a major expansion of its facilities.
The construction, which doubles the size of the current facility, will occur in three phases over the course of 2015. In total, the expansion will add over 123,000 sq. ft. to the corporate operation in upstate New York.
Phase one, already under way and nearing completion, is 81,600 sq. ft. of additional manufacturing area. The added space will allow for new manufacturing cells, increased warehouse area for component inventory and expanded machining operations. A new powder coat line is also planned as part of this expansion.
Phase two, scheduled for completion in May, increases the research and engineering lab, service area and features a new lunchroom facility for its members. The 14,200 sq. ft. lab expansion allows for the addition of new equipment required for Liberty’s recent qualification as a CSA test facility.
The area also features an additional 20,000-gallon test pit designed to support Liberty’s expanding product line.
Phase three – a 23,000 sq. ft. sales/marketing wing and product training center is slated to begin construction in April with a target completion date of August. The new wing features an 80 seat multipurpose room, product display area for hands-on product training and demonstrations, as well as additional offices, a historical product display and visitors lounge.
Randall Waldron, vice president of sales & marketing, said, “As our products continue to advance technically, we realize product knowledge is critical – not only to our sales team, but for those that use and install our products on a daily basis. The new product training center will allow us to better share this knowledge in a way that provides a great experience as well.”