Sound levels are generally much higher than in other work areas. Great emphasis should be placed on obtaining and maintaining comfortable acoustic conditions for employees and people in the surrounding locality.
A ceiling system with a sound absorption rating would be recommended. The absorbant ceiling tiles can help to take quite a bit of the noise out of the room to create a more productive environment.
Suspended ceilings also help factories reduce energy bills quite considerably. The reduction in ceiling height ensures that only the portion required in being heated and not being lost up into the top of the factory roof.