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American Roller Begins Production of Plasma Coatings at its New Facility in Shanghai, China

Published on 2013-08-16. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- Union Grove, WI based American Roller Company's Plasma Coatings division recently announced the start of production in its new facility located in the Baoshan District, Shanghai, China. ARC (Shanghai) Engineered Products Co., Ltd is a wholly owned foreign enterprise of the parent company American Roller.

The company's Board of Directors approved the investment in January after years of discussion with key U.S. customers who were expanding in Asia and seeking a continuation of the company's high-valued coatings and services. The expansion initiative was led by former American Roller CFO, Larry Vogus who died suddenly in his Shanghai apartment just weeks before the startup.

"This is the company's 75th anniversary and Larry Vogus is an important part of our history." said President Dan Cahalane. "While I am excited to see our operations commence this week in Shanghai, there is some sadness that Larry isn't with us to see his hard work realized."

The company plans to hold a grand opening ceremony in September in Shanghai, to recognize the new production capability in the region and to honor the leadership and memory of Larry Vogus. Chairman Mike Felvey and President Dan Cahalane are expected attend.

The new facility provides surface enhancement coatings on parts and equipment used is a wide variety of converting and packing manufacturing operations.

About American Roller

American Roller Company, celebrating 75 years in the industrial roller business, is the premier engineered solutions supplier of industrial rollers used in a wide variety of manufacturing processes. With several facilities located in the United States, it services, designs and manufactures a full range of rollers, along with specialty roller coverings and coatings. Founded in 1938, American Roller is committed to providing its valued customers ever-improving roller performance.

About Plasma Coatings

Plasma Coatings, a division of American Roller, has manufacturing facilities in the United States and China, along with international licensees around the world. It specializes in corrosion, wear and release coatings through metalizing, overlay and plasma spray techniques. Turn-key machining services and on-site coatings are also available. Plasma Coatings provides the highest level of service in quality, responsiveness and availability.

Source: American Roller

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