Giering Metal Finishing Completes Facility Expansion



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Giering Metal Finishing

Giering Metal Finishing, which provides metal powder, liquid and electrocoating, has completed an expansion at its Hamden, Connecticut, facility. The 1,800-square-foot addition is intended to enable the plant to improve production. The project was accomplished with the help of an incentive package from the city and congressional district.  

“This particular Hamden facility operates a significant portion of our automated finishing equipment,” says George Giering, president. “One of these systems required modification and updating to support new workload. However, modifying the equipment also involved changes to the surrounding building, including raising the roof elevation, removing room dividers, updating lighting, fire suppression and electrical service, incorporating better ventilation and circulation, and improving insulation.”

The building, constructed in the late 1970s, was in sore need of a renovation for energy efficiency, Giering says. “The renovation was a perfect opportunity to replace existing worn structure with an updated, sturdier, more energy-efficient building. We also added a full-time employee as well as two temporary employees.”