E-Z Drill Expands Manufacturing Plant By 20 Percent
Expansion Aims to Streamline Production, Increase Capacity
E-Z Drill is increasing the size of its factory to increase its production capacity by adding more than 7,500 square feet of floor space. That amounts to roughly 20 percent more room to its 36,355-square-foot factory.
The expansion will house an office and a new shipping and receiving area, as well as make room for E-Z Drill’s growing welding department. The project began in June with setting the concrete foundation and is projected for completion by early fall 2015.
“We’re adding on to our facility to meet the growing demand from customers in the construction, public works, and utility industries for our products and services. The new addition will streamline production by expanding our welding area, giving us room for additional workers and providing space for our automated design and manufacturing equipment,” says Randy Stevens, E-Z Drill vice president of sales and marketing.
The expansion also plays a big role in the company’s internal logistical network. A new office within the expansion will pass any generated orders to the production crew. Relocating the shipping and receiving area allows the welding department to spread out in the vacant space.
In addition to the shop expansion, E-Z Drill is incorporating a new inventory system to enhance the manufacturing process by minimizing waste and inventory costs. This is intended to foster a more environmentally friendly company and contribute toward a leaner, more efficient operation.
E-Z Drill manufactures pneumatic drilling equipment for concrete drilling and doweling applications. The company was established in 1987 and manufactures slab rider, on-grade and equipment-mounted drills with as many as five gangs as well as vertical utility models and concrete drilling accessories. E-Z Drill also can custom design and build automatic drill systems for specific jobs. For more information, go to www.ezdrill.com.