Dover Hydraulics Expands Southeast U.S. Facility
“Recent indicators point to continued growth throughout the southeastern states in the manufacturing industries served by Dover Hydraulics,” said Gretchen Boring, vice president of sales. “Expanding our Dover South operations is a direct response to the new opportunities in the tire, auto, steel, aluminum, offshore oil and gas, and other industries reliant on stationary and mobile hydraulic machinery.” Located in St. George, S.C., USA, the service center will not only gain work space through the expansion, but will see the addition of a crane to facilitate material handling and a new hydraulic test bench. The company also is upgrading its machining, milling and honing capabilities. In addition, improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system will allow for better climate control, important for certain hydraulic cylinder and equipment service procedures. Rich Engstrom, general manager of Dover South, said he expects the facility’s expansion will better support existing customers and give it the means to assist new customers. “The expanded facility will provide much-needed room for our hydraulic service work to grow along with our customer base and to make the work environment for our talented and close-knit workforce more comfortable,” Engstrom said. The facility’s service area includes all of the southeastern U.S. and reaches as far west as Chicago, Ill., USA. The project is to be completed in April.