State and local officials joined executives of Donaldson Company to cut the ribbon for a new manufacturing plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The new plant is located near Donaldson’s existing plant, which is the headquarters for its Latin American and Caribbean regions.The new 150,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art facility is fully operational, and significantly expands Donaldson’s capabilities for producing air filtration products including PowerCore®, RadialSeal™ and Axial Seal air cleaners and ancillary products. Additionally, the company will utilise its existing plant to increase liquid filtration manufacturing for products such as those designed with Donaldson’s patented Synteq™ and Synteq XP™ media for fuel, lube and hydraulics applications.“The demand for air filtration products to support our OEM and aftermarket customers in Latin America has increased to the stage where more direct access to products is required,” said Guillermo Briseño, Managing Director for Donaldson Latin America. The new Aguascalientes plant, which employs 260 people, is pursuing LEED certification – an internationally recognised mark of excellence. LEED provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.