GF Piping Systems and GF Machining Solutions Celebrate Opening of New Irvine, CA Facility
GF Piping Systems and GF Machining Solutions’ new 105,000 square foot Irvine, California campus.
Oct. 31, 2014 - Georg Fischer LLC, Irvine, CA, and GF Machining Solutions LLC, Lincolnshire, IL, both part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer Ltd., welcomed more than 150 guests including many city and state officials, at the Grand Opening of their new Irvine facilities on Oct. 9. The event featured a formal ribbon cutting ceremony followed by refreshments and guided tours, product tradeshow displays, machine demonstrations, keynote speakers and raffle.
The 105,000square-foot Irvine campus includes 23,000 square feet of office, engineering, technical support and training space; 82,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space; and more than 100 employees. The manufacturing/fabrication area is capable of producing 3,000 different kinds of valves assembled to specific customer requirements and can cut large pipe diameters up to 42" in size.
Included in the new GF Piping Systems' facility is a product demonstration room with life-like settings that simulate how the company's piping systems are used for water, chemical, and refrigeration distribution applications. Among the life-like settings is a 1,100 gallon saltwater aquarium, custom designed specifically to show how the company's piping, valves and instruments are used to monitor water clarity, water level, and water turbidity primarily for industrial water treatment applications, with the fish tank being used as a representative example.
Other life-like settings include a grocery store refrigerator case used in the food industry, a high-purity water system for the microelectronics industry, a cruise ship lavatory compartment for the marine industry, and a chemical plant tank for the chemical processing industry.
GF Machining Solutions showcased the newest technology in 3 and 5Axis High speed and high performance machining centers, the latest EDM and System 3R tooling, and Automation Technology.
GF Piping Sytems is a leading supplier of piping systems for the safe and reliable transport of liquids and gases. To learn more about the company, please visit: www.gfps.com.
SOURCE: Georg Fischer LLC USA