Metso announces the investment to expand its’ North American facilities located in Shrewsbury Massachusetts, USA for the valve operations. This investment is in line with the previous years’ investment decisions to develop Metso’s valve services globally. After the Shrewsbury expansion has been completed, Metso has new state-of-the art facilities and equipment near to each significant market areas. The expansion investment includes construction of additional 7,500 square meter (80 K Sq Ft) and will be completed in the spring of 2012. It is estimated that the costs of the expansion are about EUR 4 million (USD 6 million).
"These are positive messages to our customers: We are constantly improving our service level to our partners in oil, gas, process and pulp and paper industries,’’ John Quinlivan, President of Flow Control North America business unit comments.