Dryvit Systems, Inc., manufacturer of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), has enhanced its manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ga., investing $600,000 for new equipment to meet rising demand for Dryvit products in the southeastern United States.

“As a leader in the industry, Dryvit is devoted to meeting the growing and changing needs of our customers,” said Dryvit Vice President of Operations Jan Nogradi.

Dryvit operates four other manufacturing plants in North America, including its headquarters in Rhode Island, and locations in California, Oklahoma and Ontario, Canada.

Equipment upgrades include: a new 400-pail blender to substantially increase plant capacity; replacement of all dust collectors to improve indoor air quality; installation of a new silo to ensure adequate supply of raw materials on site; new loading locks; installation of three automatic capping machines to increase production speed; and new flow-back racking, increasing product storage by 25 percent, among other improvements.