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GOEX Corporation Expands Plastic Manufacturing Capacity

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Janesville, Wis., July 16, 2008 – GOEX Corp. recently completed the installation of a state-of-the-art, co-extrusion line to support its investment in the graphic arts market. In conjunction with existing extrusion lines at its manufacturing facility in Janesville, Wis., the new line is capable of running a variety of the materials used in the graphic arts market, including Polystyrene, PVC, PETG and Polycarbonate. This is the second major installation in as many years for the rapidly growing plastics manufacturer.

"The addition of another new extrusion line represents a significant increase in our production capacity," says GOEX President Josh Gray. "This new line will enable us to keep our lead times short and our customer response rates high."

The new extrusion line was supplied by a domestic vendor close to the company's Midwest location, and is equipped with the latest plastic processing technology. "We worked collaboratively with our OEM supplier to achieve a blend of technologies we know are essential to produce extruded sheet products with consistent, desirable characteristics," reports Brian Cowan, Vice President of Technology for GOEX. "This line new has features that allow our manufacturing technicians to automatically monitor and control multiple processing conditions. In addition, the line is networked into our plant-wide ERP system to enable real time data collection."

Director of Manufacturing Alan Swearingen welcomes the addition of more equipment designed for supplying print grade material. "We recently implemented a new operating system that further enables us to maintain a stable and controlled process," he says. "The new system ensures repeatability by communicating with the machinery to achieve consistent outputs. Real time data collection provides the platform for process consistency and systematic improvements."

GOEX considers itself fortunate to be at a place where it requires additional equipment to support its growth. "Our customers have come to realize that as a medium-sized, independently owned company, we are free to make equipment, R&D and product development decisions that will be of benefit to them," Gray says.




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