Ampal expands its aluminium powder production facility

May 9, 2016

Ampal, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of United States Metal Powders, Inc. (USMP), formerly United States Bronze Powders, Inc. (USBP), has announced the expansion of its aluminium powder production facility in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, along with the acquisition of an adjacent industrial property.

Ampal, a producer of aluminium powder, was founded in 1968 and its parent company, USBP, in 1918. Ampal moved its production facility from Flemington, New Jersey to its current location in 1982 and has been operating in Palmerton for the last 34 years. The company has grown to be the largest US producer of aluminium powder.

The newly purchased industrial property will facilitate the company’s expansion by providing warehouse space and a new location for its Research and Development team which will be relocated from Flemington. The team has developed aluminium alloy powders for new and advanced technologies such as Metal Injected Moulding (MIM) and Additive Manufacturing (AM).

Once completed, the expansion is expected to create fifteen new jobs for a total employment at Ampal of over forty people. “After operating successfully for more than three decades in Palmerton, PA, this expansion provides an opportunity to create new job opportunities and to continue to drive our growth in the aluminium powder business. We are proud of our team of highly talented employees at Ampal today,” stated K Clive Ramsey, President of Ampal and its parent company, USMP. “We look forward to continuing our strong ties to the local community and are pleased to be creating new employment opportunities.”

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