Luvata, a provider of metal solution manufacturing, heat transfer technology and engineering and design services, has broken ground on its latest facility—a coatings plant in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. The plant will offer two protective coatings for HVACR equipment—ElectroFin E-coat and Luvata Insitu. ElectroFin E-Coat is used internationally by HVACR equipment manufacturers as a corrosion protection coating in coastal environments.
The new facility, located 40 miles from an existing Luvata facility in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, is the company's fifteenth facility in North America. Located between Monterrey and Saltillo off the Monterrey bypass highway 40, this area is also home to Lennox International, Carrier de Mexico and Whirlpool.
Construction of the new multi-million dollar facility includes 50,000-square feet of manufacturing space and 7,000-square feet of office space. The building will have four loading docks and one ground level drive in door that can accommodate a full-size tractor and trailer. The plant is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2013 and Luvata estimates 45 employees will be needed to operate the plant at full capacity.
Luvata Ramos joins Luvata's two other full service coil-coating centers in Louisville, Kentucky and Jacksonville, Texas in offering the factory applied corrosion solution ElectroFin E-coat as well as the spray applied coil corrosion protection Insitu.
Luvata's protective coil-coatings extend the lives of HVACR systems, maintaining operating efficiency while reducing maintenance and operating costs. Luvata coil coatings are widely used by manufacturers of HVACR equipment and contractors all over the world.
Luvata's spray applied Insitu is also available through its other locations in Tampa and Pompano Beach, Florida and San Leandro and Temecula, California. ElectroFin E-coat and Luvata Insitu both come with a five year warranty and are water-based.