Röchling Industrial proposes warehouse expansion to Ohio composites facility
Röchling has proposed a $4.9 million warehouse expansion project at Röchling Glastic Composites in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Röchling has proposed a $4.9 million warehouse expansion project at Röchling Glastic Composites in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Source | Röchling
Plastics production company Röchling Industrial (Haren, Germany) reported on Jan. 10 that it has proposed a $4.9 million warehouse expansion project at Röchling Glastic Composites in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., that will add 26 new positions over a three-year period. According to the company, the new capacities will strengthen its market position in North America and improve delivery capacity for customers.
Röchling Glastic Composites (formerly Glastic Corp. and acquired by Röchling Industrial in 2007) is Röchling Industrial’s North American composites competence center. This will be Röchling Glastic Composites’ fourth expansion since the construction of its original facility in 1951.
Röchling Glastic Composites is a pioneer in the commercial fiberglass products industry. Today, its primary business includes the production of semi-finished sheet, rod and profile stock for fabricated components in electrical equipment and infrastructure and thermal insulation for common plastic, rubber and oil and gas processing. The company projects to employ 125 people by end of 2020, up from the 104 staff employed at the beginning of this project.
“The investment will allow us to broaden business relations with our customers. That in turn will enable us to ensure the sustainable, long-term growth of the company and create additional jobs as well,” says Fred Sanford, managing director of Röchling Glastic Composites.
“Our business volumes in Cleveland have grown constantly over the last years. With the new capacities we can further improve our delivery capacity for composites and the service for our customers. I am very confident that our strong team in Cleveland will continue to grow its business in the coming years,” says Franz Lübbers, CEO of Röchling Industrial.
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