Clyde, New York (PRWEB) June 29, 2014
The newly added Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) manufacturing plant at Fingerlakes Construction in Clyde, New York, is about 10,000 sq. ft. and includes equipment for laminating, cutting and prefabbing the panels. The plant was completed in May and is nearing full production. At that point, the plant is expected to produce 1.5 million sq. ft. of panels annually.
Fingerlakes Construction, http://www.fingerlakesconstruction.com, was started in 1969 and is the number one post frame builder in New York State. They manufacture complete building packages for a wide range of construction including personal garages, commercial office complexes, municipal, equestrian, agricultural, dairy facilities, post frame buildings and many other building types. There is also a construction division with company crews to assure quality construction of the building packages. FLC was purchased in April 2013 by Energy Panel Structures (EPS), http://www.epsbuildings.com, and since then 21 new jobs have been created. Total employment at Fingerlakes is 125 with an additional four jobs expected to be added for the new SIP plant.
"We have a reputation for providing our customers with the highest quality of buildings," said Tom Farina, FLC Sales Manger. "We can now offer SIP construction as a new building package for those customers who are looking for a high-performance home, ag or commercial building."
Structural Insulated Panels are known for their energy-efficiency and are a proven building product. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between oriented strand boards (OSB). The panels are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design resulting in a building that is extremely strong, energy-efficient and cost effective.
EPS has a corporate office in Graettinger, Iowa and was established in 1981 as a subsidiary of MacArthur Company. Along with the Fingerlakes location, EPS has an additional manufacturing facility in Perryville, Missouri and employs over 350 at all locations. The company is employee-owned and serves all but the western and southwestern states of the U.S. through a dealer network of more than 400 independent authorized dealers.