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U.S. Bellows Acquires Lortz Manufacturing & Doubles Manufacturing Capabilities

December 2nd, 2011 Comments off

A Houston-based expansion joint manufacturer, U.S. Bellows, Inc. has acquired all bellows assets of the former Lortz Manufacturing company. This acquisition includes the fabrication equipment, expansion joint and bellows drawings, design software, customer lists, and all engineering history and other historical data associated with Lortz Manufacturing.

The expansion joint equipment was transferred from Bakersfield, California to the U.S. Bellows facility in Houston, Texas. The additional machines will be incorporated into the current U.S. Bellows location, and therefore significantly expand U.S. Bellows’ ability to provide high quality expansion joints more quickly and efficiently to customers around the world.

U.S. Bellows will be hiring and relocating some of the former Lortz welders and other employees to their manufacturing headquarters in Houston. Besides expansion joints and bellows, the company also offers field services and quick-turn service for emergency situations. U.S. Bellows has over 50 years of experience and is prepared to provide expansion joint repair, refurbishment or replacement for past Lortz-supplied expansion joints.

U.S. Bellows, a member of the Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association (EJMA), supplies an assortment of metallic and fabric expansion joints for a wide variety of applications.

Metallic Universal Expansion Joint for a Wisconsin Chemical Plant’s Emergency Shut Down

September 20th, 2006 Comments off
Metallic Universal Expansion Joint for a Wisconsin Chemical Plant's Emergency Shut Down

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Metallic Universal Expansion Joint for a Wisconsin Chemical Plant's Emergency Shut Down

Metallic Universal Expansion Joint for a Wisconsin Chemical Plant's Emergency Shut Down

One of U.S. Bellows’ customer’s existing expansion joints failed and caused a plant shut down. They required an immediate replacement joint. This universal expansion joint order was placed, designed and fabricated in just one day. The order came in at 8:30 am on Saturday, Labor Day weekend and was shipped at 4:00 pm, which minimized the time of the plant shut down. This universal expansion joint is 96″ in overall length, 20″ ┬áinside diameter and can absorb 3.25″ lateral movement. A 100% dye-penetration test and a hydro-test were performed to ensure quality.

Metallic Universal Expansion Joint for a Wisconsin Chemical Plant's Emergency Shut Down

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