Tower Tech sets grand opening

ALUM BANK — Tower Tech, a leading cooling tower manufacturer, will hold a grand opening at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 for its newly relocated factory in Alum Bank.

Tower Tech will join Creative Pultrusions Inc. to celebrate the completion of the new manufacturing building located on the CPI campus.

The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tours to showcase.

CPI decided to expand its campus to include a facility dedicated to the production of Tower Tech cooling towers. The primary goal of this decision was to centralize manufacturing. CPI makes the walls for the cooling towers, therefore building the towers in the same location supports the manufacturing process providing better efficiency and cost savings on freight.

Corle Construction of Imler built the new 36,000-square-foot facility. The expansion on the CPI campus has brought in 20 additional jobs. CPI currently staffs 180 employees, and job growth is projected to continue.

“The grand opening is a milestone for us. Having our new facility near our major suppliers allows us to serve our ever-growing customer base. Bedford County and the surrounding areas have been good to Creative Pultrusions, so we are excited to add additional employment opportunities to the immediate area,” said Shane Weyant, president/CEO of CPI, in a statement.

“The ribbon-cutting for the new Tower Tech manufacturing plant is an exciting day for everyone in our organization. For the first time in our 35-year history, all of our core manufacturing and assembly is at one location. This grand opening is the beginning of many exciting product improvements, offerings, and growth for Tower Tech going forward,” said Mathu Solo, president of Tower Tech. Tower Tech was purchased in 2017 by Creative Pultrusions, a subsidiary of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, which is an international group with leading positions in the design, manufacture and supply of infrastructure products and galvanizing services to global markets.