Ruskin, a Missouri-based manufacturer of air control solutions, announced that it recently expanded one of its two plants in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, adding 100,000 squared-feet to it.
The new space supports the production of dampers and louvers and includes assembly lines, a fabrication stamping area and other amenities. It also features state-of-the-art anodizing and painting processes.
The expanded floor space consolidates the most crucial Ruskin operations into a single facility, allowing the plant to focus on quality and delivery of Ruskin products, seamlessly integrate all business units, and advance Ruskin expertise in damper and louver production.
“This expansion allows Ruskin to optimize its manufacturing processes and better serve our customers,” said in a statement Paul Griffen, Ruskin supply chain manager. “Consolidation of our Mexico operations will make us more productive, efficient and cost-effective, helping Ruskin deliver high-quality products to our customers on time.”
New to the expanded space will be the production of the CD35, FSD35 and FSD60 control and fire smoke damper line, Ruskin’s flagship product line that is produced at three other Ruskin facilities.
Products manufactured in the original plant now manufactured in the expanded space include the CFD7 ceiling fire damper, CDR25/FSDR25 commercial/fire smoke round dampers, access doors and backdraft dampers, including the BD2A2, CBD4 and CBD6.
Louvers and Reliable Architectural Products AEL louvers will continue to be produced in the original Juarez facility, in addition to Ruskin’s Geneva, Alabama, plant.
Acquired by Johnson Controls in 2014, Ruskin is a worldwide manufacturer of air control solutions. Backed by nearly 60 years of engineering and innovation. The company is known for its high-performance air control solutions, including dampers, louvers, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), air measurement devices and sound control for HVAC systems.
Ruskin products are used in commercial applications such as data centers, high-rise buildings, retail, hotels, healthcare and education facilities. In addition, Ruskin products can be found throughout the world’s industrial applications, such as warehouses and transportation hubs.