Selas Heat Technology Company LLC opened a new manufacturing plant in Streetsboro, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The facility will serve as the company’s new global headquarters. The 73,500-square-foot building, which has room for expansion, sits on 8 acres of land. Selas decided to take advantage of economic incentives available in the northeast Ohio area to consolidate its Pyronics and Ray Burner product lines already being manufactured in Cleveland. The Selas core product line that had been manufactured in Montgomeryville, Pa., started moving to Streetsboro this quarter and is expected to be complete this month. So far, more than 30 new jobs have been added at the new facility.
Selas acquired Pyronics in 2009 and followed that in 2011 with the purchase of the Ray Burner product line and Maxsys Fuel Systems. At the end of 2012, Red-Ray Manufacturing joined the Selas brand family at the end of 2012, followed in early 2013 by Ensign Ribbon Burner. According to Selas, consolidating manufacturing of several brands in one U.S. location will enable accelerated investment in new product development, application engineering and sales resources resulting from operating cost savings from economy of scale, material sourcing and manufacturing productivity. The U.S. consolidation will not affect the company's other manufacturing and sales locations in Germany, England and Japan.