Taco, Inc. has started a 65,000 sq. ft. expansion to its Cranston, RI manufacturing and corporate facility.
The groundbreaking took place at a ceremony attended by Taco president John Hazen White, Jr., Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri, Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey, and members of the Cranston City Council.
In anticipation of the expansion, Taco purchased a one-acre lot adjacent to the Taco plant in 2005. This is the first physical expansion of the Cranston facility since Taco first acquired it in 1954, and will include Taco shifting its inventory and an estimated 20 employees from its present warehouse and distribution center on Wellington Avenue.
In other Taco news, the company has announced price increases across all product lines, effective July 1st.
Categories and percent increases are:
• Water Circulation Products, including the “00” circulator product line, up through the largest horizontal split case pump product lines: 5- to 8.5%.
• Hydronic accessories, including Zone and Flow control valves: up to 12%. • Air elimination control products, including air separators and expansion tanks: 4- to 8%.
• Shell tube heat exchangers, including all single double wall heat exchangers: 15%.
• Electronic controls, including switching relays zone controls: 2%.
Taco says the increase is driven by steep cost increases for commodities worldwide.
For more information, visit www.taco.com.