Metso recently announced plans to build a state-of-the-art service and repair facility in Mesa, Ariz. The new facility will be integrated with existing Metso operations in the area and is expected to be operational during the fourth quarter of 2014.

The 31,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility has been designed around the installed equipment base in the region and customer needs, which include service and repairs to large-scale grinding mills, crushers and screens.

"This is one more step in our global strategy to continue to bring service closer to our customers," says Metso's Randall Reisinger. "Metso has been delivering great service in the region for many years, and now the team will expand the offering to develop solutions more effectively and much faster. The service center will also support our customers in the northern part of Mexico."

The building and personnel will accommodate a wide variety of mining and construction services and advanced repairs, as well as direct onsite repair and field service. Design features of the new building will include a large service area that will house two 60-ton bridge cranes, welding and machining bays, along with offices for the Metso services team members.

When complete, the center will be added to a growing list of Metso service centers around the world. New centers are also in the process of being built in Mexico, Peru and Canada.

For more information, visit www.metso.com.