Hans-Peter Blaser, general manager of Endress+Hauser Flowtec Division USA, Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, Charles Henderson, mayor of Greenwood, Ind., and Gerhard Jost, Ph.D., Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG, handle the ribbon cutting duties at yesterday”s official debut of Endress+Hauser”s $18 million magnetic flowmeter production and calibration facility in Greenwood, Ind.

Endress+Hauser (www.us.endress.com) held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to debut its new $18 million flowmeter production and calibration facility at its U.S. headquarters in Greenwood, Ind. The facility, which is designed for the manufacture and calibration of electromagnetic flowmeters, features a calibration rig capable of supporting meters with line sizes up to 48 inches, making it the largest calibration rig in the United States. In addition, Endress+Hauser showed members of the press and key customers its new Coriolis flowmeter calibration rig, which it says is the most accurate Coriolis calibration lab in the world.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group, said Endress+Hauser’s investment to build state-of-the-art manufacturing and calibration facilities in Greenwood, Ind. shows its belief in the U.S. market. “This facility shows our trust in the American market; our trust in the skills of the people here,” said Endress. Further, he said, Endress+Hauser’s investment in Greenwood, Ind. is a reflection of its overall values of corporate and social responsibility. He said Endress+Hauser strives to make decisions with the best interests of its customers, shareholders, associates, and the environment in mind. He said, while other companies may be moving abroad to take advantage of the lower manufacturing costs and lower costs of labor in other parts of the world, Endress+Hauser feels a social responsibility to maintain operations in the United States to provide jobs, as wells as the highest quality products for its customers.

Charles Henderson, mayor of Greenwood, Ind., also spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony, thanking Endress+Hauser for its contribution to his city. “The City of Greenwood looks at Endress+Hauser as our crown jewel of industry,” said Henderson.

Endress+Hauser, which is a family-owned business, moved its U.S. operations from Beverly, Mass. to Greenwood, Ind. in 1974. At that time, the U.S. operation employed only a handful of people. There are now more than 300 employees working at Endress+Hauser’s Greenwood, Ind. campus, with more than 50 positions added in the last three years.

To view an online tour of Endress+Hauser”s new electromagnetic flowmeter facility, click here.