FIBA Technologies has expanded two of its six US requalification and repair sites thanks to an increase in workloads.
To cater for a growing workload the two businesses in Rayne, LA and East Greenville, PA (pictured), have added several thousand square feet to their facilities in the form of brand-new buildings.
Most of the requalification and repair work at both sites is on high-pressure tube trailers and ISO skids. They handle everything from 5-year U.S. DOT special permit visual inspections to 10-year re qualifications, including neck thread inspections. Additionally, mechanical work from repairing brakes and fifth wheels to entire strip downs and rebuilds are performed.
The investment follows an increase in FIBA’s finishing and testing work on high-pressure equipment throughout the USA.
East Greenville Plant Manager, Mike Poltorak (pictured on left), says: “The growth in work is due to the dedication and efficiency of our skilled teams. We’re working hard, doing a great job, and attracting more work as a result.”
Tom Wright (pictured on right), Plant Manager of the expanding Rayne site, adds: “The additional space and facilities means we can handle more projects at once. These satellite shops are a key part of FIBA’s offer – they are thriving and hiring.”
In addition to its Louisiana and Pennsylvania businesses, the company operates sites in Kentucky, California and Ohio which manufacture, test and repair cryogenic systems. FIBA’s headquarters in Massachusetts manufactures new seamless steel and composite tubes.