Solar Manufacturing recently leased a building near its corporate headquarters in Souderton, Pa., to support the manufacture of large vacuum furnaces. The company has already sold a 36-foot-long vacuum car-bottom furnace and a vertical bottom-loading furnace to customers overseas in the titanium mill products and aerospace industries. The new building, which has 30-foot-high ceilings and adds 15,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity, is ideally suited for the manufacture of large furnaces.

The additional space was needed due to continued growth. According to Solar, the building has access to roads capable of special heavy-haul trucking and access to nearby seaports to service overseas customers. The building also includes a bridge crane.