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World Leader in Water Purification Technology Unveils New Manufacturing Plant in Louisiana

World Leader in Water Purification Technology Unveils New Manufacturing Plant in Louisiana

Mandeville, La. – MECO Inc., a world leader in engineered products for water purification, recently opened the doors of its new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing headquarters in Mandeville, La. The state-of-the-art facility is a boon to the local economy, creating 127 new direct jobs, 168 new indirect jobs and retaining 81 current positions.

By maximizing productivity, functionality and overall quality, the new facility allows the company to better meet the demands of its customers in various industries worldwide while also maintaining a commitment to lean manufacturing, energy efficiency and environmental preservation.

According to MECO Chief Executive Officer George Gsell, the new manufacturing plant is built for efficiency with sustainability in mind. “This new facility is designed to be the premier machining and fabrication plant in the Gulf South, allowing us to significantly increase our production capacity while also improving our effectiveness,” he said.

The facility, which was recently named Economic Development Expansion Project of the year by Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish Economic Development Foundation, features:

· Recycling of process water that reduces the demand for make-up water and eliminates process water disposal;

· High efficiency lighting that improves illumination by 65 percent and decreases electricity usage for lighting by 40 percent;

· State-of-the-art-heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems in production areas that improve product quality and workforce productivity;

· Electric forklifts that eliminate the need for fuel while also allowing for less noise, reduced maintenance and zero tailpipe emissions;

· A campus featuring indigenous plants, 83 native live oaks and water habitats to support wildlife activity;

· Location on the Tammany Trace, a wildlife conservation area that spans 28 miles and gives employees access to a greater use of the outdoors.

As an industry leader with more than 87 years of expertise, MECO builds water purification systems essential to the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, defense, and food and beverage industries. Since its establishment in 1928, the company has expanded to provide the broadest range of purification technologies of any company in the world. After Hurricane Katrina destroyed its facility, tools and inventory, the company established new locations in Sugar Land, Texas, and Mandeville, La.

About MECO

MECO is a manufacturer of engineered products for water purification serving multiple industries. MECO is also the world’s leading producer of water purification plants for offshore oil and gas platforms and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries where ultra-pure water is the primary ingredient in the drug manufacturing process. MECO also provides advanced water purification systems to the U.S. Armed Forces. MECO is a Louisiana-based company with facilities in Houston, Texas, Mandeville, La., and Singapore. For more information, visit

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