Advanced Manufacturing Division in Camden Commissions North America’s Largest Rolling Mill


The installation of the turning rolls took place earlier this week.  The machine is capable of producing cylinders like the one picture above.

The new Holtec Manufacturing Facility in Camden has reached a milestone this week with the installation of a massive set of turning rolls.   This machine takes flat steel plates up to 10 inches thick and 13 feet wide and rolls them into perfect cylinders.  These cylinders are used in various product that Holtec manufactures for the Nuclear Industry.

This machine has the largest turning rolls in North America, and the machine itself weights nearly a million pounds.  The machine was manufactured in Italy over the last 2 years and shipped to Camden in many sea containers.  It sits in a pit constructed specifically for the machine that is 22 feet deep, supported by 6 feet of concrete and pilings going down 80 feet to bedrock.

The machine installation was completed with the insertion of the top roller, a 54” diameter solid steel forging weighting in at 178,000 pounds.   A special 500-ton crane was brought in to set this large piece.

Along with the other large machines being installed at Holtec, this machine provides Holtec with capabilities that no other company can match.  These unique capabilities are what sets Holtec apart as the leader in the Nuclear Industry.

Employment Opportunities for Camden Residents

Dear Camden Residents:

Holtec International’s new Camden Technology Center was built in part as a commitment by Holtec to make well-paying jobs available to residents in the Camden area that will provide gainful employment and financial security.  Already, many Camden residents have taken advantage of this opportunity to enjoy steady employment, excellent health benefits, generous Paid Time Off, and paid holidays.  There are still many employment opportunities available to include machinist, machine operators, painters, welders, and laborers.

We are looking for responsible Camden residents to join the Holtec Team and encourage you to submit your updated resume to one of our open positions.  Our career page is located at www.holtecinternational.com or you can submit your resume directly to recruiting@holtec.com.  If you have questions contact us at (856) 797-0900, Ext. 3022.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Jack C. Johnston
Corporate Manager of Human Resources

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Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.