Cannon USA celebrates 40th anniversary and expansion of Cranberry facility
The Cannon Group announced that an international corporate meeting was organised on 22 – 24 October 2018 to celebrate both the 40th anniversary of activity in the USA and the expansion of the Cranberry, PA, factory.
The three-day event gathered 60 persons arriving from ten countries, all of them young staff that never before had the opportunity to visit Cannon USA. During this international meeting, the group’s local presence philosophy and the market dynamics have been illustrated and discussed.
Cannon USA presented its technological capability and resources to implement the most effective synergies with the rest of the Cannon Group. A half day was dedicated to a round-table session, where ten specialists discussed the outlook of the American economy with a specific focus on the plastics industry and the opportunities for the non-plastics activities of the Cannon Group.
Since 1978, Cannon USA manufactures metering machines, mould carriers and mould carrying systems for polyurethanes and composites, supplying producers of domestic refrigerators, foamed parts for automotive and furniture, panels for thermal insulation, technical articles and other applications. As a result of the growing business activities, a new building with 2,500 m2 of floor space for manufacturing operations and spare parts storage has been added to the 30-year-old Cranberry factory, doubling the workshop space. In addition, the existing 4,000 m2 building (constructed in 1987) has been modernised, refurbishing the offices, extending the overhead crane in the assembly hall, and applying other external improvements. A second workshop at a 3,700 m2 facility in Zelienople, PA, is utilised by Cannon USA to assemble the larger plants.