Manufacturing Facility - Hobart
Welcome to Atkore – We're Transforming Manufacturing for a Sustainable Future.
At Atkore, we're excited to be setting the pace for American manufacturing with a significant investment in our newest facility based in Hobart, IN. Not only are we committed to serving our valued customers, but we're also dedicated to uplifting the local economy, ushering in a new era of sustainable, clean manufacturing.
We're building Atkore's largest in-line galvanizing tube mill with a purpose: to expand our portfolio and capabilities, ready to serve multiple industries. Initially, we're targeting sectors that make a difference – the solar and playground industries. The mill will manufacture torque tubes, key structural components that solar panels are affixed to, helping harness clean, renewable energy.
This project has been rigorously planned, diligently adhering to local and federal guidelines. Our facility is strategically located on land zoned for manufacturing, having met the approval criteria set by the city of Hobart. We've also secured the necessary air emission permits, responsibly managing any emissions from our manufacturing processes.
Ensuring the health and safety of our employees and local residents is our top priority. We've invested in pollution control systems to capture and manage emissions, protecting both the atmosphere and the people we care about. Notably, our zinc dust capture system also contributes to our energy efficiency by serving as a heat source during winter months.
Our commitment to a cleaner environment extends to odor control as well. We've procured a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) designed to eliminate 98% of VOC emissions and any odors from our ID paint process. In simpler terms, it acts like a massive catalytic converter, turning pollutants into harmless carbon dioxide and water vapor.
At Atkore, we employ stringent controls and processes to safeguard our environment. Each emission source in our facility is equipped with a dedicated pollution control system. From our acid scrubber that neutralizes emission vapors, to our Zinc Dust Capture system that removes particulate emissions, and our RTO, we ensure our processes are environmentally responsible.
When it comes to our manufacturing process, we're employing galvanization – a proven method to improve the corrosion resistance of steel or iron. At Atkore, we have one of the two proprietary in-line galvanizing processes in the world, making our operations more efficient, safer, and less invasive to the environment than traditional methods.
Join us on our journey as we redefine manufacturing, prioritizing safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability. At Atkore, we're not just manufacturing products; we're building a cleaner, more sustainable future for us all.