Joe Ciaccio – Project Engineer for Fenner Precision Polymers, and PA State Representative Mindy Fee (R-Manheim) discuss the company’s proprietary processes involving PTFE coating and weaving for high performing technical liners used in bearings, primarily for the Aerospace Industry. The liners, which will be produced at the new treat line facility, are able to withstand extreme environmental conditions required for such applications. (Fenner Precision Polymers/Kathleen Root)
Manheim, Pa. September 22, 2020. Fenner Precision Polymers, a Michelin Group Company and a world leader in reinforced polymer technology, hosts Pa. Representative Mindy Fee (R-Manheim) today for an exclusive tour of its state-of-the-art treat line operation located in Manheim, Pa. Installation and design for the new $4 million facility is currently underway and on track for completion by mid-2021. To support its industrial textile treatment operation, the company will add several new full-time positions at the site, which is expected to generate seven-figure revenues in new sales.
“Fenner Precision Polymers is a valued international business leader with deep roots in northern Lancaster County,” said Pennsylvania State Representative Mindy, Fee (R-Manheim), “Our community is home to a diverse pool of highly-skilled, dedicated workers. I’m excited about their opportunity to advance Fenner Precision Polymers’ work on behalf of its clients in aerospace, distribution, manufacturing and power transmission.”
Rep. Fee, who serves the 37th district of northern Lancaster County, is focused on creating policies to support private-sector job creation and a pro-business environment. During her visit, the representative toured the textile processing, weaving, and inspection areas before seeing where the new treat line will be installed. The operation will supply customers with high-performance, coated textiles engineered for a wide range of applications, including use in extremely harsh environments.
“We are proud and confident about our work and our investment in this community. Not only will the new line generate both jobs and revenue for the local economy,” said Brian Slingluff, vice president, global sales and marketing. “It also helps speed to market the kinds of engineered solutions that allow our clients to innovate and further lift the economy at the national level.”
Earlier this year Fenner Precision Polymers acquired Los Angeles-based Fabri Cote as part of an ongoing effort to build a complete coated fabric and technical textile portfolio. The new treat line facility in Manheim represents part of an integration strategy, where the company plans to invest in additional capacity to improve lead times and enable growth that the market is clearly experiencing.
ABOUT FENNER PRECISION POLYMERS
Fenner Precision Polymers is a Michelin Group Company. With over 800 employees worldwide, Fenner Precision Polymers is a trusted supplier of engineered solutions for performance-critical applications. The company’s divisions support clients across a variety of industries including aerospace, data centers, distribution, food processing, packaging, mining and aggregates, and manufacturing. Product lines include, but are not limited to, coated fabrics and technical textiles, link belting for power transmission and conveying, keyless locking devices, Eagle polyurethane belting, and PowerMax composite products. Learn more about Fenner Precision Polymer and its subsidiaries, Fenner Drives, Fenner Precision, and Fabri Cote.