VDG (Van der Graaf), the largest designer and manufacturer of drum motors to drive all types of packaging and processing belt conveyors, has announced the opening of a new 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Shelby Township, Michigan.

Manufacturing in North America since 1985, and in Shelby Township, Michigan since 2012, the company’s innovatively designed drum motors have experienced growing demand in recent years. Coupled with the company growing exponentially through an expanded North American representation network, and a chain of service centres, VDG recognized the need to move from their first Michigan manufacturing facility to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility with increased manufacture capacity.

“As the demand for drum motor solutions grows in the United States, we recognize the importance of investing in our Michigan facility to ensure we’re providing the high-quality products, fast delivery, and tailored client service that our customers have come to expect from us,” said Alex Kanaris, President of VDG. “This expansion is also a significant investment in the community VDG calls home. We look forward to bringing even more employment and business opportunities to the people of Shelby Township, and the state of Michigan.”

With the opening of this new facility, in addition to the sale and service representatives across the United States, the company will also make the full transition from the name Van der Graaf, to the shortened moniker VDG.

“Our customers, and the industries we serve have come to know the high-level of service and quality we’ve provided under the Van der Graaf name for the last 70 years, which will only continue as we usher in this new era of our company formally known as VDG,” adds Kanaris.