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Atlas Fibre acquires larger facility in Illinois

News International-French

11 May 2016

The manufacturer of turned and precision ground laminate rod and provider of industrial laminate materials, announces its acquisition of a facility in Northbrook, Illinois, that will more than triple its current space.

Atlas, which has been in operation since 1957, will move from Skokie, Illinois, to a 117,000 square-foot building during the fourth quarter of 2016.

"With this new, substantially larger facility, Atlas will be able to increase its capacity to meet the high demand for our products throughout all manufacturing sectors," said Atlas Fibre president, Richard Welch. "Our customers are demanding closer-tolerance fabricated components in shorter lead times, meaning we have to have the space, flexibility and technology to meet strict production and quality standards," said Welch.

Atlas is ISO 9001:2000 certified, supplies custom-sized rods, sheets and tubes from glass-epoxy and phenolic, and machines high-quality custom parts from all types of thermoset and thermoplastic materials.

Located on a four-acre parcel in north suburban Northbrook, the new facility will be a welcome upgrade for Atlas from its current 38,000 square-foot building in Skokie. Atlas General Manager, Mark Russell noted that: "Our current facility has served us well, but demand has already exceeded our capacity and we need to have a more modern and flexible building."

Atlas employs approximately 40 sales engineers, craftsmen and quality control specialists and expects to add new hires once the move is complete.

About Atlas Fibre Company:
The company is a manufacturer of turned and precision ground laminate rod and has built its reputation on delivering to customers what they need, when they need it. Since 1957 Atlas has maintained one of the largest inventories of industrial laminate materials for manufacturing custom parts in glass epoxy, phenolic and melamine materials. Atlas is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

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