Joseph Martorana, vice president of corporate operations at Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, NY, has announced that the company’s operations in Wuxi, China, has added 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space and increased its manpower to more than 165 full-time employees. The expansion enables Ross Wuxi Equipment Co. Ltd. to more efficiently handle a surge in new orders from various process industries, particularly from Chinese battery producers.

Plans to relocate to a bigger facility are underway with the construction of a new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant expected to begin in 2016. Established in 1999 as wholly-owned subsidiary of Charles Ross & Son Co., Ross Wuxi builds planetary mixers, multi-shaft mixers, high-speed dispersers, pressure vessels, reactors and custom agitators for customers in China, neighboring Asian countries, Europe and South America.