European technology at work in new manufacturer

 

This piece is presented by the Lincoln County Economic Development Association.

A new manufacturer is growing fast in Canton, with plans to employ about 40 people in the next two years.

Omega Liner operates in the former Amesbury-Fastek building on Canton’s east side.

The company manufactures cured-in-place pipe, or CIPP, which is used to line culverts, storm drains, sewer lines and other fluid-carrying infrastructure, extending the life of the lines.

General manager Ken Moulds shared more about the expanding business.

Is Omega Liner a brand-new operation? How did you develop the product?

Omega Liner Co. is a new operation. The technology comes from Europe and is used in 90 percent of their lining efforts.

What makes Omega Liner’s product unique?

Omega manufactures a patented liner that incorporates fiberglass that is saturated in a special resin that uses ultraviolet light for hardening the resin at the job site. The finished liner is four to five times stronger than a felt liner that uses steam for curing. The entire process is much safer in the environment than the felt-steam cured method.

What attracted you to Canton?

 

The property that we acquired from Amesbury-Fastek fit our needs perfectly.

How is the experience of operating in the community going so far?

The entire community has been helpful and accommodating. We have been blessed with many good people from the area that have come to work with us. They are all hard-working, focused people that are committed to excellence!

How do you anticipate Omega Liner growing in the next few years?

The infrastructure in this country has been neglected since it was originally installed — some of it in the 1800s! Failure of this infrastructure is occurring at an alarming rate, and our growth will happen along with the no-dig solutions for the rehabilitation processes. We believe that we will be adding a second shift by fourth quarter next year and a third in the second quarter of 2019.

European technology at work in new manufacturer

A new manufacturer is growing fast in Canton, with plans to employ about 40 people in the next two years.

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