Texas expansion for Chelsea Building Products
The manufacturer will open a second production facility in early 2019.
Chelsea Building Products, the composite building products manufacturer, will open a second manufacturing facility in Greenville, Texas.
The company also announced it will enhance and add capacity to its original Oakmont, Pa. facility.
Chelsea has operated from the Oakmont location since 1985. But the company said its product portfolio and customer base has continued to expand. Along with this growth, investments in equipment and infrastructure have been made in Oakmont to keep up with the demand for energy-efficient, high-performing window systems as well as PVC based products such as mouldings, railings, shutters, and Everlast Advanced Composite siding.
The new Texas facility is strategically located to service Chelsea’s current and future customers in the southern and western United States. The 126,000-square-foot space was previously used as an extrusion operation and has the capability for future expansion.
The infrastructure is set up for a total of 15 extrusion lines, which allows for a fast startup. Extrusion equipment has already been ordered and is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2018, and Chelsea anticipates a full startup in early January 2019.
“We knew at some point in time, the demand for our products would necessitate a second production facility,” said Peter Dewil, president and CEO of Chelsea Building Products. “We expect to continue to make significant investments over the next three years in capacity expansion between the Pennsylvania and Texas plants. With the addition of the Greenville facility, this will significantly increase the overall capacity of Chelsea Building Products.”
“We acquired Chelsea Building Products as a cornerstone of our global strategy; building a strong platform for substantial growth,” states Dirk Seitz, Chairman of the Aluplast Group. “The investments that the Aluplast Group continues to make, in the expansion of Chelsea’s capacity both in Pennsylvania and now Texas, demonstrate our commitment to the North American market.”
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