Ross Industries Inc. has announced plans to expand its Ross Mixing Inc. manufacturing plant in Port St. Lucie, FL.

The expansion will add nearly 12,000 sq. ft. to the existing building. The new, totally enclosed manufacturing space at this location will increase to approximately 45,000 sq. ft. The contract for the expansion will be awarded before the end of the year, with completion planned for mid-2010. This new addition will be the fifth since the opening of the original plant in 1988.  Included in the expansion will be a new 10-ton crane extension, as well as additional assembly and finishing space.

The Port St. Lucie location manufactures a range of mixers and blenders, including high-speed dispersers, dual- and triple-shaft mixers, planetary mixers, discharge systems, ribbon blenders, high-shear mixers, pressure vessels, tanks, and other custom-fabricated equipment The plant is also used to rebuild and inventory the company's line of rental equipment.

Ross manufactures in five company-owned locations in the U.S., as well as two in China and one in India.