Canadian-owned Omni-Lite Industries expands California manufacturing site
The new facility and its manufacturing systems will help the manufacturer complete its backlog of rush military orders
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. has signed five year leases for two buildings adjacent to the 34,000 square foot facility that it owns in southern California.
The company says the additions will increase the total area of the Omni-Lite facility to approximately 47,000 sq ft.
“The company has been looking to expand the facility for several years and the availability of these two adjacent buildings will enlarge the area actually utilized for manufacturing by about 76 per cent. This will allow [us] to install seven new cold forging systems that have been purchased over the last several years. When the installation of this equipment is completed, the capacity of the facility will be approximately US$30,000,000 per year,” said Omni-lite CEO David Grant. “These additional machines are critical to completing the rush military orders that the company is currently manufacturing.”
The company is also pleased to note that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office accepting 12 of Omni-lite’s’s claims for a new patent it says is key to manufacturing increasingly complex components.
The Company has made this significant and expensive modification to seven of the cold forging systems in the Los Angeles facility, including the sophisticated seven die system commissioned in October of 2015. Due to the extent of these changes.
Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. is a high technology company that develops and manufactures precision components for the aerospace, automotive and consumer products industries.