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Luvata breaks ground on Mexican coil-coating plant

Facility brings corrosion protection to growing HVACR community

(24 August 2012). Luvata, a world leader in metal solution manufacturing, heat transfer technology and engineering and design services, has broken ground on its latest facility - a coatings plant in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. The plant will offer two proven protective coatings for HVACR equipment - ElectroFin® E-coat and Luvata Insitu®. ElectroFin E-Coat is recognized internationally by HVACR equipment manufacturers as the best corrosion protection coating for coastal environments.

The new facility, located 40 miles from an existing Luvata facility in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, is the company’s fifteenth facility in North America. Conveniently located between Monterrey and Saltillo off the Monterrey bypass highway #40, this area is also home to Lennox International, Carrier de Mexico and Whirlpool.

“Our new location in Ramos Arizpe complements its sister facilities in Monterrey and Juarez in meeting the growing needs of our customers in Mexico,” indicates Luvata CEO John Peter Leesi. “Our ability to provide a wide range of product solutions within the HVACR industry will help to maintain Luvata’s position as the supplier of choice for our customers.“

Construction of the new multi-million dollar facility includes 50,000-square feet of manufacturing space and 7,000-square feet of office space. The building will have four loading docks and one ground level drive in door that can accommodate a full-size tractor and trailer. The plant is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2013 and Luvata estimates 45 employees will be needed to operate the plant at full capacity.

Luvata Ramos joins Luvata’s two other full service coil-coating centers in Louisville, Kentucky and Jacksonville, Texas in offering the factory applied corrosion solution ElectroFin® E-coat as well as the spray applied coil corrosion protection Insitu®.

Luvata’s protective coil-coatings extend the lives of HVACR systems, maintaining operating efficiency while reducing maintenance and operating costs. Luvata coil coatings are widely used by manufacturers of HVACR equipment and contractors all over the world.

Luvata’s spray applied Insitu® is also available through its other locations in Tampa and Pompano Beach, Florida and San Leandro and Temecula, California. ElectroFin® E-coat and Luvata Insitu® both come with a five year warranty and are water-based.

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About Luvata

Luvata is a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services. Luvata’s solutions are used in industries such as renewable energy, power generation, automotive, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, and consumer products. The company’s continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 6,400 staff in 16 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as Siemens, Toyota, CERN, and DWD International.

For further information, please contact:

Antonio Valdez, Plant Manager
Luvata Ramos
Tel: +52 (81) 1544 7777
Email: antonio.valdez[@]luvata.com

Mike Powell, Sales/Marketing Director
Luvata ElectroFin, Inc.
Tel: +1 502 634 5520
Email: mike.powell[@l]uvata.com

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susan.porter@luvata.com
Tel:  +740 368 7750

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