Atlanta, GA/USA, May 2013- In a ribbon-cutting ceremony Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas (CBAM) inaugurated its new plant location in Jesup, Georgia and also celebrated its 25th anniversary of entering the U.S. market. Global Power Group CEO Franz Bartels and COO Hans Schwade joined in the celebration to officially commemorate the new plant together with some 100 guests including many CBAM customers, Wayne County Chamber President John Riddle, Chair Mikey Whittington of the Wayne County Industrial Development Authority, Jennifer Nelson of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with many other state and local government leaders, members of the business sector and vendors who all supported to establish the plant.

In his address to the attendees, Hans Schwade explained, “What brought us to Jesup was the tremendous support of the community and this facility will play a major role in meeting our future growth targets.” The new plant in Wayne County, which is Clyde Bergemann’s second in Georgia, provides the additional fabrication capacity for air pollution control and materials handling solutions needed by coal fired power plants as a result of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS). The 165,000 square foot facility produces components for CBAM’s pulse jet fabric filters, sorbent injection systems and bottom ash conveyors and already has over 100 employees.

Franz Bartels echoed the sentiment in his comments, “It was really amazing how supportive everybody is in Wayne County. I think this is very unique in the world.” Following his speech, Mr. Bartels presented Hans Schwade with an award to commemorate the occasion.

Preceding the ceremony, plant tours were given and the ceremonial snipping of the ribbon was followed by a lunch held onsite, attended by guests from the private, business and government sectors of the community, vendors and CBAM employees.

CBAM engineers and supplies systems and solutions for the power generation industry to improve the efficiency and reduce emissions of fossil fueled boilers. The decision to establish the new facility follows a recent $180M order from LGE&E/KU to supply fabric filters and sorbent injection systems for their coal fired boiler fleet in Kentucky with a combined generation capacity of 5,000 MW.


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