Lydall Filtration/Separation Inc. designed a new mini mill, which can produce smaller orders than traditional equipment, at their Rochester facility. (Courtesy)
Rochester manufacturer Lydall Filtration/Separation to present leaner look with new mini mill
Lydall Filtration/Separation Inc., which designs and manufactures technically advanced air and liquid filtration products for demanding thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets, is hosting a ribbon-cutting event to unveil the new mini mill at 134 Chestnut Hill Road from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.
The investment, which cost "multiple millions of dollars just for this one piece of equipment," will expand operations by offering small-scale production to customers, both existing companies and new business, according to Geoff Crosby, director of marketing for Lydall Filtration.
This represents a change in the industry, which has offered large-scale production of various filtration products. As a result, Lydall can serve companies that require hundreds rather than thousands of high-quality products, especially in specialty markets for surgical filters, in gas turbine or nuclear plants and life science industry.
Crosby said Lydall will continue to offer high-volume production at facilities in Rochester, New York and in France.
Since then, it has acquired facilities in Hamptonville, N.C. in 1977, in Green Island, N.Y. in 1986, in Saint-Rivalain, France in 1991, in St. Johnsbury, Vt. and Gerherdt, Germany in 1998, in Ossipee in 2001 and in St. Nazaire, France in 2004, according to www.lydall.com.