ArmorMax Engineered Systems Opens Facility in Lebanon, Pennsylvania


Plant expands capabilities, lowers shipping costs, enables faster equipment repair for customers in eastern U.S.

ArmorMax Engineered Systems (ES), a business unit of the MAX Group of Companies based in New Castle, Pennsylvania, has opened a new manufacturing, warehousing and repair facility in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

ArmorMax (ES) provides industrial manufacturers with a full range of custom-sized and custom-engineered ceramic fiber and refractory products, along with off-site repair and refurbishment of fiber or refractory-lined components and equipment. The company also engineers, fabricates and installs custom-designed lining systems to help industrial manufacturers reduce fuel consumption and related emissions.

The 50,000-square-foot plant, located at 300 North Fourth Street, houses four overhead cranes with capacities ranging from 10 to 25 tons. The facility also contains a rail spur, loading dock with leveler, and large 16-by-20-foot and 25-by-25-foot doors to accommodate oversized equipment shipped to and from the site.

Company president Greg Patterson said the Lebanon plant will enable ArmorMax (ES) to meet growing demand for its products and services in the eastern U.S. “Metal manufacturers are seeking innovative solutions for limiting downtime and maximizing their investment in maintenance and equipment repairs,” he explained. “By refurbishing their equipment in Lebanon, we can help plant owners, operators and managers in the eastern U.S. avoid the cost, downtime and disruption associated with completing repairs at their site while delivering superior restoration work in a controlled production environment.”

The site also will double as a regional warehouse stocked with a wide range of Morgan Thermal Ceramics insulating and refractory products for quick-ship service to ThermalMax customers in eastern Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

In addition to its overhead crane capacities, the ArmorMax (ES) East plant is equipped with in-house auto-CAD capabilities that enable its experienced staff to design, engineer and install custom refractory linings for all types of heat-processing equipment, including doors, ladles, tundishes and pre-heat stations. ArmorMax (ES) also can fully rebuild furnaces, kilns and other refractory- or fiber-lined heat-containment vessels.

ArmorMax (ES) produces and repairs customized refractory linings and equipment at a separate facility in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and can provide complementary products and services through its affiliated companies, ThermalMax Insulating Products (IP) and ArmorMax Industrial Services (IS).

As a non-exclusive distributor for Morgan Thermal Ceramics and other leading refractories producers, ThermalMax (IP) maintains a comprehensive inventory of insulating and refractory products, including firebrick, mortars, castables, ceramic fiber blankets, microporous block and refractory paper, felt and boards. Specialty products such as precast shapes, weld blankets, curtains, anchors, refractory modules, gaskets and seals also are available.

ArmorMax (IS), the specialized installation arm of the MAX Group of Companies, offers more than 150 years of combined refractory installation experience. It provides turnkey installation services from initial engineering and design through masonry, gunning, casting and final dry-out.

To learn more about ArmorMax Engineered Systems and the MAX Group of Companies, visit www.ArmorMaxInc.com or call (724) 656-1750.

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