LaPel Solutions, a manufacturer of coolants and processing fluids for the flat glass industry, among others, has opened a new 65,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and automated manufacturing center in Vancouver, Wash.

The new facility encompasses an automated, computer-controlled manufacturing process with emphasis on compliance to ISO 9001:2015 standards, according to the company. The manufacturing process is supported by quality control professionals and an expanded research and development (R&D) lab; including a separate applications testing laboratory.

LaPel’s 2020 expansion plans into Europe and SE Asia are supported by a recently issued patent for grinding fluid (coolant) technology along with the completion of its new manufacturing center. Moving forward LaPel plans to add new stocking, distribution and customer service centers around the world to focus on rapid product supply and technical customer support.