Franklin manufacturer unveils $11 million expansion plan
Momentum Manufacturing Group to build 35,000-square-foot addition, add millions in new equipment
Momentum Manufacturing Group-Engineered Extrusions has announced plans for a second phase of capacity expansion at its Franklin site.
The company, formerly known as Vitex Extrusion, manufactures custom aluminum profiles for various industries. It is investing $11 million to expand production at its manufacturing facility at 43 Industrial Park Drive.
The investment includes a $6 million construction project to add 35,000 square feet of manufacturing and logistical support space to the company’s existing 115,000-square-foot facility. Another $5 million will be devoted to new automated handling equipment to support expanded production volumes made possible by a new 2,920-ton, eight-inch extrusion press line that was added as part of phase one’s $14 million investment.
The project is expected to create 35 advanced manufacturing career opportunities.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to expand our facility and bring more employment opportunities to the area,” said Andrew Curland, president of the Momentum Group unit. “Demand for custom aluminum extrusions continues to grow, which creates a variety of rewarding careers for those interested in advanced manufacturing.”
Right now, the company employs more than 150 people across its extrusion manufacturing facility and machining and fabrication operation.