UTICA, NY ?   Charles Divine, President and CEO of Munson Machinery, announced that the company is expanding the size of its Utica, NY, headquarters by approximately one-third.

“The expansion will boost our fabrication and assembly capabilities to increase production and reduce lead times, and permit reorganizing of existing manufacturing space to improve workflow and efficiency. It will also allow us to increase the size of our test lab,” said Divine.

The additional space includes an expanded assembly area with 22 foot-high (6.7 m) bays and two bridge crane systems to accommodate larger machines; a new shipping and receiving area with loading dock; and space for a new water jet, sheet metal rollers and additional welding centers.

The test lab facility, where customers are invited to test their materials on full-sized Munson equipment, will double in size, allowing multiple tests to be conducted concurrently.

The expansion of the Utica location, which also houses the administrative offices for worldwide sales and marketing, will be completed in July 2014.

Founded in 1823, Munson manufactures a full range of mixing and blending machinery including rotary batch mixers, ribbon/paddle/plow blenders, vee-cone blenders, fluidized bed mixers, rotary continuous mixers and high-intensity mixers.