Flexicon expands world headquarters

Expansion adds 50,000 square feet to manufacturing space in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Flexicon Corp. has expanded manufacturing space in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, by 50,000 square feet to meet increased demand for its bulk handling equipment and systems.

The new space is slated primarily for warehousing of sub-assemblies, crating and staging of assembled equipment. This includes stocking of QUICK-SHIP models of flexible screw conveyors, bulk bag dischargers and bulk bag conditioners for immediate shipment, freeing the main facility for increased capacity in fabrication and assembly.

Founded in 1974 in Fairfield, New Jersey, the company purchased its first manufacturing plant in Lodi, New Jersey, in 1978, expanded five-fold with the purchase of a plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, in 1988, and added a satellite plant in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1995. U.S. operations were then consolidated and further expanded with construction of the company’s world headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 2001.

“In 2014, we doubled the size of our Bethlehem headquarters, maximizing coverage of the existing site, so we are fortunate that a facility adjacent to our main building became available this year,” said David Boger, executive vice president.

International plant expansions include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom in 1994, one in South Africa in 2001, and another in Australia in 2008.

The company’s technical sales staff has also grown through the addition of 26 factory-direct sales offices located in the U.S., the U.K., Chile, Spain, Germany, France, South Africa, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia.