Metso has announced that it has invested in expanding its North American facilities located in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA for the valve operations. This investment is in line with the previous years’ investment decisions to develop Metso’s valve services globally. After the Shrewsbury expansion has been completed, Metso will have new facilities and equipment near to each significant market areas. The expansion investment includes construction of an additional 7500sq/m and will be completed in the spring of 2012. It is estimated that the costs of the expansion are about USD 6 million. Metso’s North American industrial valve business currently employs about 500 persons in USA. After the expansion, the major part of the personnel will be located in Shrewsbury.