Harris, a division of Avis Industrial, will expand the advanced machine shop at its Cordele, Ga., manufacturing complex, the company announced Thursday, March 3. The expansion will include a new machine building, adjacent to the current machine shop, with over 14,000 square feet of new production and training space.

The expanded capacity will house CNC machining centers for turning, milling, drilling, and shaping, will provide a state-of-the-art environment for machinists plying their trade, and will allow a central meeting and training space for the nearly 150 employees on the Cordele campus.

“Our renowned design and construction build machines that operate over generations and the hydraulics systems at the heart of our machines are what make them fast, productive, and efficient,” says D.J. Van Deusen, president of Harris. “We are thrilled to provide an upgraded environment for our skilled machinists, excited about the efficiency gains the new layout will provide, and proud to be making this substantial investment at home in Cordele and Crisp County, Georgia.”

Harris’ Cordele manufacturing complex is a 130-year-old, 22-acre facility served by direct rail access. It encompasses facilities for fabricating, machining, cylinder manufacturing, and assembly of the company’s largest balers and shears as well as the Harris TransPak units.

Harris is North America’s oldest and largest manufacturer of recycling machinery. The company offers a complete line of shears, balers, and shredders for processing recyclable materials, and supports the largest range of applications in the industry. The company manufactures industry leading triple-compression balers, auto-tie extrusion balers, and more.

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