Centrifuge company plans to boost workforce in $2M local expansion

A centrifuge company in Noblesville is planning to add nearly a dozen workers and more than double the size of its operations by early next year.

Dexter, Michigan-based Trucent, a fluid separation technology company, announced Wednesday that it would expand its CentraSep Technologies arm in Noblesville. Trucent acquired the Noblesville business in May 2019.

CentraSep said it plans to make $2 million in capital investments over the next three years to accommodate the move.

The company’s 18,000-square-foot facility at 14425 Bergen Blvd. houses 18 employees, but CentraSep is looking to add 11 workers and move into 44,000 square feet in a new building just down the street by early 2021.

“Deciding to keep our roots here in the Noblesville was made very simple given the amount of effort from the city,” Jeff Beattey, vice president of the Trucent CentraSep Technologies group, said in a written statement. “The City of Noblesville engaged in extensive personal outreach to discuss our needs and has been doing everything in their power to streamline the building process.”

CentraSep traces its beginnings to 1982, when it was cofounded by Beattey under the name Midwest Engineered Products as a distributor for filtration and separation equipment, including a line of centrifuges. The company began manufacturing the CentraSep centrifuge in 1997.

Beattey sold Midwest Engineered Products and the CentraSep brand to a private equity firm but repurchased the company in 2009 and renamed it Advanced Separation Technologies. It retained that name until its sale to Trucent last year.

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