Automation company expands operations
ControlTech Automation is adding a second plant in North Atlanta to meet demand for control panels and electrical automation services.
ControlTech Automation announced it is expanding its operations with a second manufacturing facility located in the Alpharetta area of North Atlanta. The new plant will provide the company with additional manufacturing capacity to serve its growing demand for control panels and electrical automation services in Southeast region of the country.
“ControlTech Automation has seen significant growth in the Southeast region of the US over the last several years,” said Mike Ripper, the Partner responsible for the CTA operation. “This additional manufacturing operation in Atlanta enables us to better serve our regional clients, while giving us an additional 35% manufacturing capacity on a national basis.
“We are thrilled to have our second manufacturing facility in the Southeast region,” Ripper concluded. “We expect additional growth on a national basis as we expand our resources to support existing relationships and engage with new clients.”
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