Volume 50, Issue 10 - October 2015


Pertici Industries Stakes its Claim in the United States Market

After 50 years, Italy-based Pertici Industries is opening its first ever subsidiary, Pertici-North America, in the United States. Mark Chesbrough is the managing director of the new Pertici-NA, a producer of machines and systems for the processing of aluminum and PVC profiles. The plant will be located in Reno, Nev.

The company manufactures CNC profile machining centers, saws, end mills, PVC welders and cleaners, as well as handling equipment.

Chesbrough says his company is experimenting with “a bunch of new service programs” to make it easier for customers to diagnose machines, order new parts, etc. They’re also hashing out ideas and solutions with online video support, QRC and other digital aspects.

Pertici had previously only worked through Ameri-Can to reach the North American market, which Chesbrough says currently makes up approximately 10 percent of the company’s sales. Pertici-NA looks to further penetrate the North American market, but will still use Ameri-Can as a distributor throughout Canada and the eastern U.S.
According to Chesbrough, the new facility will encompass approximately 5,000 square feet of office, showroom and warehouse space.

The company will hold its grand opening January 2016. Chesbrough says that while the Pertici-NA staff currently consists of him, his son and a part-time bookkeeper, it will soon be adding independent salespeople and warehouse workers.

Sapa Extrusions Adds
New Presses in Two Plants

To keep up with regional demand, Sapa Extrusions-North America has installed new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind., plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and “should begin extruding aluminum solutions for customers during the second half of 2015,” according to the company.

“We’ve seen very strong growth in the Midwest region of the United States over the last several years,” says president Patrick Lawlor. “These two presses are coming at the perfect time to serve what we expect to be a continued high demand for aluminum extrusions in the region. One of the important strengths of our Sapa network is the ability to move our press assets to the areas of the world where they are most needed.”

The facilities are receiving other updates in order to meet the capacity needs, including:
Yankton, S.D.:

• A 2,500-ton, 8-inch direct extrusion press primarily serving building
and construction customers;

• Two new shipping docks to accommodate the increase in capacity; and

• New aging furnaces.
Elkhart, Ind.:

• A 3,000-ton, 8-inch direct extrusion press primarily serving automotive

• New shipping docks to accommodate the increased production;

•A new, 8-inch log furnace with billet saw, and all line support equipment beyond the press proper;


•New aging furnaces.

briefly. . .

Dynamic glass manufacturer View announced it raised $150 million in equity funding to finance manufacturing expansion and company growth. NZ Super Fund is a new investor. Existing investors that participated in the round include Corning Inc. and Madrone Capital Partners, among others.

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