ArmorMax Engineered Products, a business unit of the MAX Group of Companies, opened a new manufacturing, warehousing and repair facility in Lebanon, Pa. ArmorMax provides industrial manufacturers with a full range of custom-sized and custom-engineered ceramic fiber and refractory products, as well as off-site repair and refurbishment of refractory-lined components and equipment. The company can also fully rebuild furnaces, kilns and other refractory- or fiber-lined heat-containment vessels. The site will double as a regional warehouse stocked with Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ insulating and refractory products.

The 50,000-square-foot facility houses four overhead cranes with capacities ranging from 10 to 25 tons. It also contains a rail spur, loading dock with leveler, and large 16- x 20-foot and 25- x 25-foot doors to accommodate oversized equipment shipped to and from the site. The ArmorMax East plant is equipped with in-house auto-CAD capabilities that enable staff to design, engineer and install custom refractory linings for all types of heat-processing equipment, including doors, ladles, tundishes and preheat stations. ArmorMax also engineers, fabricates and installs custom-designed lining systems to help industrial manufacturers reduce fuel consumption and related emissions.

“Metal manufacturers are seeking innovative solutions for limiting downtime and maximizing their investment in maintenance and equipment repairs,” said Greg Patterson, ArmorMax president. “By refurbishing their equipment in Lebanon, we can help plant owners, operators and managers in the eastern U.S. avoid the cost, downtime and disruption associated with completing repairs at their site while delivering superior restoration work in a controlled production environment.”