S&L Manufacturing: the Factory-Built Advantage
A major hallmark to Smith & Loveless' legacy within the industry is pioneering and developing factory-built pump stations and treatment systems. We not only give our customers products assembled in a quality-controlled environment, but provide single-source responsibilty and support thoughout the life of the product.
With tens of thousands of factory-built systems to our credit, Smith & Loveless maintains extensive manufacturing capabilities. At our world headquarters in Lenexa, Kan., the manufacturing process takes place on more than 14 acres in a controlled environment encompassing 115,000 square feet (10,638 square meters). This facility houses hydraulic press brakes, cranes with 50-ton lift ability, drill presses, pipe threaders, plasma steel cutting, carbonsteel and stainless steel code welding, a recycle shot blast booth, a controlled painting environment and multiple testing stations. Supplementing our primary facility are manufacturing facilities in St. Louis and Los Angeles as well as sub-contractor facilities located on every continent.
In 2006, Smith & Loveless commission a new million-dollar pump station testing facility. This comprehensive test station replicates real pumping conditions – including more than 20 feet of suction lift - to ensure that each pump and pump station is operating at is peak performance prior to shipment. As an optional feature, Smith & Loveless can provide customers with certified pump curves generated from the testing phase conducted before shipment.
It's what we call the "Factory-Built Advantage".