In August, ITT unveiled the newest addition to its Seneca Falls, N.Y., manufacturing campus: an advanced testing and packaging facility for its complex, highly engineered pumps used primarily by the global oil and gas, petrochemical and mining industries.
The $22 million expansion was driven primarily by the growth of ITT and its Goulds Pumps brand in the oil and gas industry, which requires highly engineered pump products for use in refinery, pipeline, production and other critical environments. Earlier this year, the company also completed an expansion of its Norman G. Gould Technical Center on its Seneca Falls campus, which houses its product engineering and research and development staff.
"Today is a major milestone in the rich history of ITT and the Goulds Pumps brand as it represents our ongoing commitment to being a leader in the global oil and gas industry," said Denise Ramos, ITT chief executive officer and president. "Seneca Falls is a hub of our global energy strategy, and this investment allows us to optimize our manufacturing capabilities to better serve our global customers as we expand our portfolio for the oil and gas as well as the petrochemical and mining industries."
Joining ITT executives and employees for the opening ceremonies were New York state and local elected officials and economic development leaders, including Lt. Governor Robert J. Duffy, who serves as chair of New York's Regional Economic Development Councils.
"It's exciting to see how the significant investments we are making around the world are coming to fruition," said Aris C. Chicles, president of ITT's Industrial Process business. "We are continuing and accelerating our strategy to be the industrial process company that solves our customers most complex technical challenges, and today's opening signals another advancement in that journey."