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Gates Corporation Announces Expansion of Iola, Kansas Facility

Denver, CO, February 05, 2015 --( Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced today that it will expand its Iola, Kansas manufacturing facility to accommodate its new line of oil & gas hose products. The 82,000 square foot expansion will increase the size of the company’s existing plant that manufactures high-quality hydraulic and other industrial hose products to over 500,000 square feet.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015 and will take approximately 18 months to complete including equipment installation, and testing. “We are very excited about this expansion of our Iola manufacturing facility,” said Scott Strycker, Gates Iola plant manager. Ken Friedman, President Americas Region for Gates added “Selecting Iola as the site for this new facility speaks to the quality of the people and products manufactured out of the Iola plant.”

In operation since 1975, the Gates Iola plant currently employs over 650 people in its manufacturing and distribution operations and is currently accepting applications for employment.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Scott Day at 620-365-4111.

The Gates Corporation is a global diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our power transmission products include highly engineered rubber and polyurethane accessory drives and synchronous belts, idlers and tensioners. Our fluid transfer solutions include hydraulic and transfer hose and assemblies, couplings and related services such as hose inspection, maintenance, repair and monitoring. We serve customers across a broad range of sectors including oil & gas, mining, processing, construction, agriculture, transportation, automotive and manufacturing.

As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 105 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it.

Gates. Powering Progress.
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