Solar Plastics LLC announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing capabilities into Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plant is currently under construction, with Solar taking occupancy of the building in the 4th quarter this year.
“Our ownership supported and encouraged us to build a state-of-the-art facility with the latest in process controls and system automation. This facility and the top-tier team we brought onboard will help us continue to grow and extend our position as one of the premier rotomolders.”Tweet this
The decision to expand into Monterrey is part of Solar’s long-term strategic growth plan. Solar Plastics’ recent significant growth and existing customer volume commitments are forecasted to push the current facilities in Davenport, IA, and Delano, MN beyond capacity limits. Trends in labor availability were a major factor in the decision to look at additional manufacturing capacity outside of its current footprint.
“We are experiencing increased domestic demands across all of our business sectors,” said Solar Plastics President, Sam Rosen. “When you add in our customers ‘re-shoring efforts, it made the additional investment opportunity very attractive.”
The facility will start with 55,000 square feet, which can be increased to over 300,000 square feet. Production is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2022. “We are excited about this expansion, and what it means for our company,” added Rosen. “Our ownership supported and encouraged us to build a state-of-the-art facility with the latest in-process controls and system automation. This facility and the top-tier team we brought on board will help us continue to grow and extend our position as one of the premier roto molders.”
Solar Plastics LLC is part of the ATEK Companies group of technology and manufacturing businesses. It is a contract manufacturer specializing in rotational molding design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise.
Source: Solar Plastics LLC