Gateway Extrusions has embarked on a significant expansion of its Union, Mo., facility.

The company recently purchased its 129,000-square-foot production plant it had been leasing, as well as adjacent properties, and is completing renovations to accommodate additional equipment coming online this year, including a new aluminum billet extrusion press.

“Gateway Extrusions has seen considerable growth in its sales and the variety of markets it serves, a result of the strategic plans put in motion over the past several years,” said vice president Tom Ziegler in a statement.  “This investment and expansion of our Union, Mo., facility represents another step in the company’s overall growth goals.”

Two local professional firms are working on the construction and renovations at the factory – Washington Engineering & Architecture of Washington, Mo., is handling the design and engineering, and general contractor Lewis & Associates of Union, Mo., is the on-site construction manager.

“The city of Union has been extremely supportive and has worked closely with us to ensure our permits and applications meet all requirements,” said Ziegler.  “Fellow Union business owners and the community are also excited about the expansion.  They know this investment signals our continued commitment to being a major employer in Union for the long term.”

Construction should begin later this year on a new 19,000-square-foot addition to the building to house a new vertical powder coating paint line, part of Gateway’s next phase of investment and expansion.

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