Perko breaks ground on new foundry

MIAMI – Marine lights, hardware and accessories manufacturer Perko has broken ground on a new investment cast foundry, increasing the Miami facility’s manufacturing operation to 450,000 square feet, the company reported in a recent statement. Production is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2010.

“We’ve been in business for over 100 years and we’re in it for the long haul,” said Sales and Marketing Vice President George Bellwoar. “Right now, times are hard, but this expansion will enable us to be in an even better position when the market turns around.”

This addition will further enable the production of Perko parts and fuel system components, as well as custom equipment in aluminum, stainless steel, bronze and zinc, according to the company. Coupled with Perko’s existing rapid prototype capabilities, this new space will provide both high- and low-volume customers extremely quick availability of intricate, specially-made parts up to 15 lbs., the company added.

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