FNA Group completes manufacturing upgrade in Arkansas
Elk Grove Village, IL – September, 2009. The FNA Group completed the 3 month upgrade to their newest manufacturing facility in Decatur Arkansas. Over 100 braiding and molding machines were installed in the Decatur Manufacturing Plant. The hoses are manufactured from raw materials to completion, including custom Outer Jackets in a wide array of colors for specific customers.
This new machinery means additional production jobs as well as skilled positions for the Decatur Operation. “These machines are technically advanced and our well-trained operators and technicians are the best in the business.” noted Chuck Chism, Plant Director. “Historically, this is our slow season and bringing these machines on-line at this time provides us the flexibility to ramp up production in a planned, systematic fashion to meet the requirements of our customers and maintain the quality the OEM’s have come to expect from FNA.“
The FNA Group will manufacture high pressure hoses for pressure washers in sizes from ¼” up through 3/8”, with ratings up to 4500 PSI. These hoses have M22 fittings or Quick Couple fittings, and range in length from 25’ through 100’, and are designed for Consumer and Contractor work. The hoses will be shipped to many Pressure Washer Manufacturers around the US, and will be available at a wide array of retail/online outlets under the Powerwasher® & MONSTER HOSE® names.
This move completes the year-long Manufacturing Integration Plan (MIP), overseen by Demetrious Arvanitis. He noted “The goal of MIP is to reduce our warehousing and shipping costs by consolidating to one large manufacturing facility, while retaining our presence in Elk Grove Village and in Siloam Springs.” The MIP will give The FNA Group a competitive advantage in supporting Pressure Washer Manufacturers in North America.
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