Ruskin Expands Plant Capacity in Juarez, Mexico

Sept. 8, 2018
The new space supports the production of dampers and louvers and includes assembly lines, a fabrication stamping area and other amenities.

Grandview, MO – (Sept. 5, 2018) – Ruskin, a leading manufacturer of air control solutions, recently expanded its Juarez, Mexico manufacturing plant with a 100,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility. The new space, which opened in May, supports the production of dampers and louvers and includes assembly lines, a fabrication stamping area and other amenities. It also features state-of-the-art anodizing and painting processes.

The expanded floor space consolidates Ruskin’s Mexico operations into a single facility, allowing the plant to focus on quality and delivery of Ruskin products, seamlessly integrate all business units, and advance Ruskin expertise in damper and louver production.

“This expansion allows Ruskin to optimize its manufacturing processes and better serve our customers,” said Paul Griffen, Ruskin supply chain manager. “Consolidation of our Mexico operations will make us more productive, efficient and cost-effective, helping Ruskin deliver high-quality products to our customers on time.”

New to the expanded space will be the production of the CD35, FSD35 and FSD60 control and fire smoke damper line, Ruskin’s flagship product line that is produced at three other Ruskin facilities. Products manufactured in the original plant now manufactured in the expanded space include the CFD7 ceiling fire damper, CDR25/FSDR25 commercial/fire smoke round dampers, access doors and backdraft dampers, including the BD2A2, CBD4 and CBD6. Louvers and Reliable Architectural Products AEL louvers will continue to be produced in the original Juarez facility, in addition to Ruskin’s Geneva, Alabama, plant.

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About Ruskin

Acquired by Johnson Controls in 2014, Ruskin is a worldwide leader in manufacturing air control solutions. Backed by nearly 60 years of expert engineering and innovation, Ruskin is widely recognized as the most specified brand for high-performance air control solutions, including dampers, louvers, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), air measurement devices and sound control for HVAC systems. Ruskin products are used in commercial applications such as data centers, high-rise buildings, retail, hotels, healthcare and education facilities. In addition,Ruskin products can be found throughout the world’s industrial applications, such as warehouses and transportation hubs. 

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

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