Horton now manufactures entire electronic viscous line in U.S.

  • 04-Apr-2011 05:18 EDT
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“In addition to supporting U.S. businesses, buying fan drives made in the United States removes the risk of pricing fluctuation related to currency exchange rate variations,” said Steve Wardleworth, Vice President of Manufacturing at Horton.

Horton is now manufacturing its entire line of electronic viscous fan-drive products at its Britton, SD, facility, including its VMaster directly controlled and Stratis viscous drives. The electronic viscous line previously was manufactured in Germany. The company made the change to provide U.S. customers with faster local delivery of product and faster turnaround on prototypes. Horton has undertaken a multimillion dollar investment in its Britton plant, with an additional 7000 ft2 (650 m2) for materials and 10,000 ft2 (929 m2) for finished goods. Horton manufactures a full range of products for global markets in Britton, with capacity for 600,000 fan drives per year. Overseas customers will continue to be served by Horton’s manufacturing facility in Germany.

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