CORTEC Manifold Systems expands manufacturing facility

CORTEC, a manufacturer of API compact ball valves and manifolds, has expanded its CORTEC Manifold Systems (CMS) Lafayette manufacturing facility and moved to new location in Port Allen, Louisiana.

CORTEC vice president Stephen Corte said the reloction was necessitated to support the company's growth initiatives and increase in customer demand.

The facility supports a complete range of CORTEC's service operations, including sales, engineering, quality, machining, product assembly and testing, inventory and coating.

Corte added: "This expansion is a testament to CORTEC's product quality and customer service.

"The enhancements we have made to this manufacturing facility are a direct result of our commitment to improving customer support, increasing product quality, expanding product capacity and extending market share."

The facility, measuring 55,000ft2, is equipped with machinery capable of manufacturing high pressure metal-seated ball valves and testing equipment designed for severe service applications.

The location has capacity for 35 employees, but additional acreage and building plans are in place to expand and accommodate four times that number, which will support continued growth and expansion over the next several years.