GIW Industries Inc. a fully owned subsidiary of KSB announced its foundry grand opening. The foundry is part of a large expansion that includes a new distribution center additional heat-treat and casting cleaning facilities CNC machines and an assembly center.
The company said the expansion is one of its largest and is the biggest project ever understaken by the company. The foundry construction and related expansion projects are phase one in new investments. Phase one includes the new foundry which features 72-foot ceilings and is about the size of a football field. These new facilities will more than triple GIW’s current manufacturing capability.
The company’s expansion is geared to give it an advantage in the mining market specifically to better handle the sizeable castings needed by customers.
GIW Industries Inc. was established as a small family-owned foundry and machine shop in 1891 — known then as Georgia Iron Works. By 1914 the company was supplying slurry pumps to the Florida phosphate industry. Over the years GIW became known for its severeabrasive handling pumps and began a century of facility expansion and technology growth. In 1996 GIW became a wholly owned subsidiary of KSB and in 2014 the GIW® Minerals brand was established.
The newly expanded Grovetown foundry is now the No. 1 white-iron foundry in the world.