USNR opens new Jacksonville facility
April 29, 2016 - USNR has announced the opening of its new facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The site comprises 10 acres of land, more than 150,000 sq. ft. of flexible manufacturing and warehousing space, and a large office complex for the company’s Jacksonville-based sales, engineering, project management, service, and operations personnel. The offices also include a new training center, with facilities to host customers and provide technical training.
The company has a long history of manufacturing products for the wood processing industry in Jacksonville. The Moore Dry Kiln Company was started there by Lafayette Moore in 1897, and from 1914 through 2015 the Moore Dry Kiln Company, and subsequently USNR, manufactured lumber dry kilns, plywood veneer dryers, sawmill machinery, and other industrial products at a site close to downtown.
Along with the building and site improvements, USNR also invested in a number of new machine tools and other equipment to significantly expand the plant’s manufacturing capabilities. The new plant uses state of the art equipment and technology for raw material preparation, machining, fabrication, painting, and assembly. The new plant also features double the crane-served area, and more than double the useful manufacturing space as compared with the old plant.