BEREA, Ohio (July 8, 2005) — Tire-filling specialist Arnco Inc. celebrated the opening of its new plant July 7 in Berea, a project it said will “significantly expand its production capability.”
The company, which markets several tire flatproofing formulations, inaugurated the 112,000-sq.-ft. building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. President Larry Carapellotti told Tire Business that Arnco will invest close to $1 million by the time the project is up and running, including about $100,000 to upgrade safety systems in the building that had been idle for about 10 years. The 40-year-old structure previously had been used for chemical blending, which made it perfect for Arnco's needs, he said.
South Gate, Calif.-based Arnco also has manufacturing plants in South Gate and Manchester, England.
Also at the ribbon cutting, Mr. Carapellotti named Joe Negrey to vice president. Mr. Negrey, previously director of operations, had spearheaded the Berea project.