Ampal Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of United States Metal Powders Inc (USMP), formerly United States Bronze Powders Inc (USBP), has expanded its aluminum powder production facility in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, USA by 50% and acquired an adjacent industrial property.

Ampal, a global leader in the production of aluminum powder, was founded in 1968. It moved its production facility from Flemington, New Jersey to its current location in 1982 and has been operating in Palmerton for the last 34 years and has grown to be the largest domestic producer of aluminum powder.

The newly purchased industrial property will provide warehouse space and a new location for the research and development team which will be relocated from Flemington. The team has developed aluminum alloy powders for new and advanced technologies such as metal injected molding (MIM) and additive manufacturing (AM).

Once completed, the expansion is expected to create fifteen new jobs for a total employment at Ampal of over forty people.

‘After operating successfully for more than three decades in Palmerton, PA, this expansion provides an opportunity to create new job opportunities and to continue to drive our growth in the aluminum powder business,’ said K Clive Ramsey, president of Ampal and its parent company, USMP. 

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