Rotoflow opens global turbomachinery hub in Shanghai

Bethlehem-based Rotoflow, an Air Products business, has opened a new Solutions Center in the Qingpu district of Shanghai, China, to better serve the turbomachinery needs of customers in Asia.

Using a local supply chain, the Shanghai facility will repair and service rotating machinery to serve the Asia market. The new Solutions Center features state-of-the-art diagnostic, testing, balancing and machining equipment and also will provide assembly and part cleaning as well as optimization and troubleshooting of equipment.

“Rotoflow is excited to open to our new Shanghai facility,” Aimee White, general manager of Gardner/Rotoflow & Standard Products, said in a release. “This new Solutions Center is an example of Rotoflow’s commitment to the region and will help Rotoflow meet customer needs and project demands quickly and efficiently.”

This will be Rotoflow’s fourth global hub, complementing ones in Bethlehem, Houston and Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Rotoflow also has field service technicians located around the world.

The Shanghai facility will be staffed with production technicians, machinery and operations engineers, a machinery designer and a customer care specialist; it will also be used to build equipment for high-purity nitrogen plants and support Air Products equipment for Hydrogen for Mobility.

In addition, the Solutions Center will service turboexpanders, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, cryogenic pumps, small steam and gas turbines, gearboxes, fans and blowers.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

Mid Penn Bank to open financial center in Allentown

Mid Penn Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mid Penn Bancorp Inc., is opening a financial center in Allentown, its first full-service financial center in the Lehigh Valley.

A ribbon-cutting is being held today.

The new office, at 3900 Hamilton Blvd. in the Shops at Hamilton Center, received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

“We are pleased to announce our plans for continued growth in the Lehigh Valley market and are excited to bring this modern and convenient facility to our existing customers,” Region President Frank Heston said in a release. “We also look forward to welcoming new individuals and businesses from the region to Mid Penn and our brand of banking.”

The bank is completing renovations of the new facility, which will feature multiple drive-thru lanes. Customers will be able to conduct traditional banking and account servicing, and have access to trust, wealth management and insurance products.

The office will also house regional commercial lending and cash management teams, led by Heston. Manager Mary Briody has been hired to oversee retail activities and day-to-day operations.

Mid Penn Bancorp Inc., the parent company of both Mid Penn Bank and MPB Financial Services Group LLC, operates retail locations in 16 counties throughout the state and has total assets of more than $4.3 billion.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer