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This new manufacturing capability in North America is in addition to the U.S. Department of Energy grant the company previously announced regarding new power film and electrolytic manufacturing capabilities at its Simpsonville, S.C., campus. It is expected that equipment will be transferred to Monterrey over the December holiday period, with production beginning 90-120 days later.
“As a result of the utilization of lean manufacturing techniques, the Ceramic Business Group has been able to reduce the amount of required floor space to support Ceramic operations in the Guadalupe Campus by 50%,” said Kirk Shockley, vice president of the Film and Electrolytic Business Group. “This move will allow the Film and Electrolytic Business Group to support our current and future customers for standard film products in the Americas region through improved logistical responsiveness. Additionally, we will see reduced manufacturing cost through the synergies of producing in a lower-cost environment and sharing infrastructure costs.”
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