Protomet, maker of PTM Edge watersports products, cut the ribbon on its new $6 million expansion this week, adding capacity and capabilities with more space and state of the art equipment to its Oak Ridge, Tenn., facility.
With the additional 22,000 sq. ft. expansion, Protomet now boasts more than 40,000 sq. ft. With a philosophy of LEAN manufacturing and continual capital re-investment, Protomet brings efficiency and turnkey product production for its clients' advantage. The expansion is expected to create 30 new jobs.
Now integrating 20 CNC machines with the 4 Final Finish aluminum surface finishing in one facility and organizing work flow in a linear fashion provides a "just-in-time" operation. This reduces clients' need for maintaining excess inventory and unnecessarily tying up capital.