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Auburn Manufacturing Begins Facility Expansion

Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI) — an Auburn, Maine-based developer, manufacturer and marketer of textile products for extreme-temperature industrial applications — has begun construction on a 22,500-square-foot expansion of its Kittyhawk manufacturing facility in Auburn. The company is investing $1.4 million to nearly double the size of the facility and add a number of employees.

"The new expansion will not only facilitate our current growth, it also will provide the extra space we need for our continued focus on innovation, particularly in the areas of coatings, nanotechnologies, and heat protection enhancements," said Kathie Leonard, president and CEO, AMI. "With this new expansion we will have the opportunity to continue developing the most advanced, safest and high-quality flexible barriers against extreme-temperature challenges."

AMI recently unveiled product enhancements to its line of Ever Green® R/R insulation covers, including Ever Green HS for hot service, Ever Green ET for elevated temperature, and Ever Green CHW for chilled water systems. The company also has added products to its hot work line, including AMI-TUF® TR translucent heat and fire barrier for data center protection, hot and cold aisle containment, and hot work containment enclosures; a line of extreme barrier composites for heat containment; and an expanded line of extreme temperature tapes and tubing for the pyrotechnics industry.

AMI expects the expanded Kittyhawk facility to be fully operational this month, and already plans an additional facility expansion in three to five years. The company's Mechanic Falls, Maine, manufacturing plant is currently running at full capacity.

September 10, 2013

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