Sponsored WEFTEC Product Launch presentations and Q&A sessions bring a new level of detail and technical specifications to exhibition programming.

Join us at the Technology Spotlight Theater (Booth 6139 – North Hall B)
Monday, October 2 | 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Initiating the plan to take control of wastewater equipment manufacturing processes is an enormous undertaking. It requires strategic planning and a wide-ranging array of resources. The immediate and tangible benefits, along with the Build America/Buy America Act, make this tremendous effort worthwhile.

HUBER Technology is a well-known global leader in the delivery of wastewater solutions. For many years, the Berching, Germany factory manufactured locally and managed the worldwide distribution of high-quality stainless steel products. As the organization flourished, it was recognized that manufacturing needed to be decentralized. In 2018, HUBER purchased a twenty-three-acre site in Denver, NC. A state-of-the-art office and manufacturing complex was built to serve the US and Canada regions. Since the operation began, the facility has manufactured many popular mechanical screens and screening handling products and gained sufficient space to stock all common spare parts.

Accelerated by the pandemic and the supply chain issues that COVID-19 introduced, HUBER embarked on an ambitious "Phase II" directive in the summer of 2022. The "Phase II" expansion is going to triple the manufacturing space and allow for complete manufacturing and full service of all HUBER products for the U.S. and Canadian markets. HUBER is world-renowned for its special treatment applied to stainless steel, and the expansion will also include a dedicated pickling building, making it one of the largest and most advanced metal pickling facilities in North America. The company is on schedule to start full production in January 2024.

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HUBER Factory Expansion 66,000 to 205,783 ft2 in four halls consisting of

  • Material Handling
  • Laser Cutting
  • Machining
  • Welding, Fabrication & Assembly

The expansion also includes a standalone 16,000 ft2 Pickling Facility.

The COVID-19 pandemic created supply chain challenges across most industries, causing delays and disruptions in manufacturing, interruptions to the supply of raw materials, increased transportation costs, and delays in shipping goods. The experience highlighted the importance of agility, resiliency, and adaptability in managing and mitigating similar disruptions in the future.

In 2022, the BABAA (Build America Buy America Act) was introduced to revitalize the economy, support sustainability, and generate economic growth. It is intended to create jobs and benefit the general economy, greater control of quality, supply chain resilience, reduce transport costs, reduce carbon footprint, reduce lead times, and provide better aftermarket services.

BABA.pngThe benefits are undoubtedly tangible, but the implementation for companies reliant on outsourcing from abroad requires meticulous planning and significant investment. Alongside understanding the goals of BABAA, companies must stay updated on the policies to be compliant, develop partnerships with local suppliers, and invest not only in new technology for manufacturing but for a workforce at a time when hiring is already challenged.

In an unpredictable world, HUBER Technology is proving its commitment to the future by becoming a progressive and powerful success story. We have recognized an opportunity to future-proof operations in a scalable and sustainable way. When we reflect on the challenges posed by the pandemic in 2020 and look ahead to 2050, HUBER aims to be one of those distinguished "world-class companies," and HUBER is one of them as we continue to invest in new designs, markets, people, technology, and manufacturing.

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