Yorkville, N.Y.-based Meyda Custom Lighting is expanding its powder-coating production area within its 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility by more than 50 percent to accommodate customers’ changing finishing demands.
The newly purchased powder-coating booth comprises 320 square feet – which is more than 5x the size of the original space – and is designed to accommodate large-scale fixtures. The finishing department encompasses 4,500 square feet.
These developments are part of Meyda’s reshoring efforts, which includes the purchase of a new 3KW Fiber Laser Cutter, a 100-ton Press Brake, and the addition of 20,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the fabrication department.
“We are extremely pleased with the acquisition of our large, custom-designed powder-coating booth,” explains Meyda Production Manager Chester Cohen. “Powder-coating is a value-added, cost-effective method of applying our high-quality finishes to our custom lighting products for long-lasting durability and superb aesthetics within our factory.”
The new space is estimated to reduce turnaround times with more efficient finish application equipment and consistent quality. “Powder-coating provides effective corrosion control while minimizing environmental impact. This latest expansion is a key factor in our philosophy of insourcing and vertical integration,” Cohen remarks.
There are now 200+ powder-coat finishes available with many Meyda Custom Lighting products; the company is currently seeking to fill multiple positions including design/engineers and fabricators.