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Donaldson Company Inc., a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced December 14 an investment of $5 million in its Auburn, Ala., production facility to enhance its manufacturing capabilities of diesel emissions control and aftertreatment products. These investments are in preparation for the EPA 2010 On-Road and Tier IV 2011 Off-Road emission mandates, and to better serve the growing Retrofit Emission Control products.
"Investing in our Auburn facility further demonstrates our commitment to improving our processes to meet the demands of our OEM and Retrofit Emissions customers," said Ted Angelo, general manager of Donaldson Exhaust and Emissions Products business. "Our new capacity investments have allowed us to take advantage of the latest manufacturing technologies and position Donaldson to better support our customers' production and quality requirements for next year and beyond."
In 2007, the EPA established new emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses that require a 90 percent reduction of particulate matter, or soot. The 2010 mandate requires a similar reduction in gas NOx emissions. In 2011 and 2014, the EPA will enforce similar new standards for Off-Road vehicles. Additional regulations driven by both the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are focused on reducing diesel emissions for in-use vehicles by retrofitting existing equipment with aftertreatment devices.
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Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems. It is a technology-driven company committed to satisfying customers' needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise and global presence.