ITT Corporation opened an addition to its Seneca Falls, NY, manufacturing campus: an advanced testing and packaging facility for pumps used primarily by the global oil and gas, petrochemical and mining industries. The new building totals 89,000 square feet including office space, with approximately 79,000 square feet dedicated to product operations.
The $22 million expansion was driven primarily by the growth of ITT and its Goulds Pumps brand in the oil and gas industry. Earlier this year, the company also completed an expansion of its Norman G. Gould Technical Center on its Seneca Falls campus, which houses its product engineering and research and development staff.
The new building complements a pump factory ITT opened in October 2013 in South Korea. Together, the two facilities coordinate with the company’s network of other pump manufacturing and packaging sites to serve customer requirements around the world. The Seneca Falls operations has focused teams for configured-to-order process pumps and complex, engineered pump systems, supported by a foundry that provides castings and metallurgy services for the product range.
The new building features an 8,000-horsepower performance test facility and was custom designed for testing and final configuration of complex pump packages that can be up to 30 feet long and weigh more than 25 tons. It features a modular floor design for project flexibility and can test pump flows of up to 150,000 gallons per minute. The facility is equipped with a customer observation booth with test gauges and readouts, computer analysis equipment and video capabilities for customer witness testing.
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