Magnetic separator manufacturer Steinert expands it's North American HQ in Northern Kentucky

A German-based manufacturer of magnetic separating equipment has expanded it's North American HQ, with a new 36,000 ft. facility in Walton, Ky.

Steinert develops and manufactures industrial separating equipment that sorts materials for the mining industry, trash handlers, large scarp yards and more. The company moved its HQ from Erlanger to Walton earlier this year after outgrowing its Erlanger space.

The company is now in a new 36,000-square-foot facility that will expand the its capabilities here. It will feature a new testing lab, manufacturing and repair facility and increase space for its parts inventory.

“As the global leader in separation technology, Steinert is committed to investing locally in the US to support our growing customer base. Our new facility allows Steinert US to increase our repair capabilities and begin to bring production of our key products to Kentucky,” Steinert US President Jason Looman says in announcing the move.

The Walton facility employs 25 people, including five new hires this year, says company Marketing Manager Nicolle Williams.

Steinert is based on Cologne, Germany, and was founded in 1889. In addition to North America, the company also has offices in Brazil, Australia and Japan. The company's clients spans the globe, and major customers include those in recycling and mineral extraction industries.

Its North American office opened in 2003, moving from Florida to Northern Kentucky in late 2009. Growth locally is a response to a growing demand for company products and services, Williams says.

"In the beginning of 2012 we had a higher business demand in the United States, and that led to our expansion after we outgrew our old space," she says.

By Feoshia Henderson
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