Increased Capacity Designed to Accelerate Supply Chain Deliveries
Twinsburg, Ohio – August 9, 2022 – LJ Star Inc., (www.ljstar.com), the leading provider of process observation equipment, announces a major facilities expansion to its headquarters in Twinsburg, Ohio. The recently completed construction project doubled its warehouse and manufacturing space and increased office space by 50 percent.
The company pursued this expansion due to steadily increasing demand for its products and services, which has led to LJ Star realizing, on average, more than a 13% annual growth rate (AGR) during the past several years. The company has added new personnel to help manage its business growth. The increased space, particularly the warehouse storage and handling capacity, will enable LJ Star to fulfill parts and product orders from stock, providing immediate delivery for many of its products.
“We made a significant investment to increase our square footage with a particular focus on warehouse capacity,” said Ted Mielnik, President of LJ Star Inc. “This allows us to maintain larger inventory levels for on-time delivery and order fulfillment. Global supply chain issues are causing increasing concern for companies of all types and sizes. Domestic availability of critical parts and shortened lead times should help our customers meet their business goals and objectives and retain a valuable competitive edge.”
The expansion is tied to the strong market conditions in the sectors targeted by LJ Star, including pharmaceuticals, food/beverage, chemical, and oil & gas, for demanding process applications that require the highly engineered solutions LJ Star offers. As those industries expanded their own capacities aggressively during the pandemic, LJ Star has seen a corresponding demand for its sight glasses, sight flow indicators and process lights. This enables LJ Star to keep pace supplying essential parts for new production lines and facilities its customers have built, particularly during the pandemic expansion era.
This is part of a company-wide investment policy to improve products and services at its Ohio location as well as at its sister company Tank Components Inc. in Missouri. In the past few years Tank Components has added capital improvements including plate rolls for the Cylinder Department, an HD Plasma Table for the Tank Head Department and a CNC Turning Center for the Machine Shop, to name a few.
About LJ Star
LJ Star Incorporated (www.ljstar.com) provides an extensive line of process observation equipment – sight glasses, lights, sanitary fittings, and level gage instrumentation. Product lines include METAGLAS® Safety Windows, Lumiglas® Explosion Proof Lights and Cameras, the MetaClamp® Sanitary Sight Window, Visual Flow Indicators, Sight Ports, Sanitary Clamps, Magnetic Level Gages and Gage Glass. METAGLAS® is the #1 selling fused sight glass, proven in thousands of installations around the world. Unlike some other sight glasses, it meets stringent DIN 7079 and DIN 7080 quality standards, and it is approved for USP Type I use.