Aluminum extruder Gateway Extrusions has implemented the second phase of its expansion program with the acquisition of a new seven-inch extrusion press.

Gateway new pressPurchased and installed this summer, the equipment underwent rigorous testing and calibration before being brought into full operation this fall, according to the company.

“This state-of-the-art press has greatly enhanced our capabilities and improved production speeds,” says Tom Ziegler, vice president for Gateway Extrusions. “We’re able to offer our customers the extruded profiles they need in a broader range of lengths and tempering with the new equipment. The system’s features allow us to operate more efficiently, moving from one extrusion order to the next with minimal transition time in between.”