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Steel-Pro will move operations from Rockland to Union and build new facilities

Steel-Pro Incorporated, currently based in Rockland, has purchased approximately 12 acres from Union and intends to relocate its manufacturing business there to increase production space.

“We are excited to bring our company and employee-owners to Union City and look forward to building our new state-of-the-art facility in the near future,” said Steve Ladd, President of Steel-Pro. “Our goal is to increase our production capacity and our overall revenues, while continuing to offer great career opportunities to tradespeople.”

The company cited “continuous and steady growth” as the reason for its relocation efforts to 1980 Heald Highway (Route 17), which was owned by a sandblasting company.

Steel-Pro will continue production at 771 Main Street, Rockland, while developing the new plant in Union. At this time, the post-development future of the Rockland facility has not been decided. There is currently no set timeline for a move, as the new location will require the development and construction of new facilities, the company said in a press release.

“The purchase of this property adds security to the strong future of Steel-Pro and all of its employee-owners,” the company said.

“The Union property will have more parking, more drop-off area, increased overall building size and improved efficiency due to new technology and automation,” said Thomas Kennedy, business development manager. , “This location takes us further inland and will allow us to draw talent from new labor pools that were previously limited by our location on the coast.

Steel-Pro is currently recruiting welders, grinders/polishers and general laborers. According to the company’s website, all employees are part of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and the company is 100% employee-owned.

Existing structures on the new property will be demolished in the short term as Steel-Pro works to further develop the site. There are no plans to reuse the existing structure.

“The people at Steel-Pro design and build the highest quality fabrications that are used around the world, we deserve a facility that reflects who we are and what we do,” said Ladd. “While we are excited to begin our next chapter in Union, we cannot forget the town of Rockland where the Steel-Pro story began in 1978. The town of Rockland has always been great hosts for Steel-Pro. Pro and we are sad to go!Unfortunately, our needs have far exceeded our current space.

Steel-Pro produces stainless steel and alloy tanks and pressure vessels for the pharmaceutical, alternative energy, life science, food and beverage and other industries.