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Vortex to Expand Salina, KS Headquarters

Date Posted: March 12, 2013

Salina, KS—Vortexannounces its plans to increase its plant size by about 50 percent.

The 64,000 square foot expansion will bring the Salina headquarters to a total of 185,000 feet.

President and CEO Jeff Thompson said he expects construction to begin in April and be completed by the end of the year.

“We’re really out of room for future growth,” Thompson said. “This is to allow for that in the future.”

The expansion will add approximately 48,000 square feet of production space and 16,000 square feet for offices and conference rooms.

Vortex built and occupied its existing headquarters at the end of 2006. Since then the company has grown its workforce by 33%.

Vortex currently employs 164 people in its Salina facility.

The expansion will allow Vortex to accommodate high growth potentials with several new products in new markets related to dry bulk processing.

Just last year, Vortex introduced a Titan Series product line targeting heavy-duty applications such as mining, minerals and aggregates.

And, as recently announced, Vortex has acquired a business that provides loading spouts and related equipment for the loading of dry bulk material into trucks, rail cars and barges.

Vortex has a presence throughout the world with sales offices in Michigan, England, Switzerland, Mexico and China.

Additional Information:

For over 35 years, Vortex has provided quality slide gates, diverters, and iris valves designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids in gravity, vacuum, dilute, or dense phase applications.

Vortex valves are engineered for dependability, durability, easy maintenance, and offer proven solutions to material handling and process efficiency problems.

With an in-house team of engineers, Vortex valves can be completely customized for individual applications or special installations.

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