AMS Expands Production Facility, Equipment Line

Nov. 1, 2013

Automated Merchandising Systems (AMS) of Jefferson County, W.Va. announced that it has completed a 26,000 square-foot expansion at its location in the Jefferson County Development Authority’s (JCDA) Burr Business Park along with acquiring a Cidan door folder that will allow for faster production. AMS’s expansion has created eight to ten new jobs and has allowed AMS to significantly increase production and efficiency, according to the release. New individual work stations will allow multiple styles of vendors to be manufactured simultaneously as parts are shuttled between workers at stations rather than vice versa.

 “AMS has always taken pride in providing a quality product with distinct innovative advantages at a reasonable price," said Sharon Shull, AMS president, in a prepared statement. "The investments we are making today are for the future of our company, employees, customers and community.”

The Cidan folder allows for improved folding over traditional start-and-stop bending. The result is more consistent bending and a stronger, more durable vendor. In addition, AMS recently purchased a Finn-Power Shear Genius punch press. A “lights out” machine, the automated Shear Genius is one of just a few on the East Coast. Its right angle shear eliminates waste and scrap during the production process and can run non-stop with limited human intervention.

AMS manufactures three models of vendors that offer a plethora of custom configurations. Machines are built with state-of-the-art materials and technology, including the innovative cabinet design that uses insulating foam as a structural element. Vendors are designed to be rugged, reliable and reasonably priced. The interchangeability of parts means few spares are required to be stored and configurations can be changed quickly. All AMS vendors feature the patented Sensit® Guaranteed delivery system.

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