Gates expands with new Virginia facility

Denver-based Gates Corp. opened a facility in Glade Spring, Va., to make metal tubing that will help the company become more of a full-service provider to its hydraulics customers. The products from the plant are used by large equipment manufacturers such as John Deere and Caterpillar. The Virginia facility features an automated robotic tube bender that helps provide a quick turnaround on the production of some subassemblies, removes operator error and can make numerous bends.

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