Spears PVC pipe plant moves to Tenn.

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: August 5, 2011 6:00 am ET

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Topics Construction, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

PULASKI, TENN. (Aug. 5, 12:30 p.m. ET) — Spears Coastline Plastics LLC, which makes chlorinated PVC pipe and fittings, is moving a manufacturing facility from Ardmore, Ala., to Pulaski, bringing 25 jobs to the region, according to the Tennessee Department of Economic Development.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined Spears officials to make the announcement Aug. 1. The pipe maker expects to double employment, by adding another 25 jobs, within a five-year period.

Pipe extruder Spears Manufacturing Co. in 2008 bought the assets of Coastline Plastics LLC, renaming the business Spears Coastline Plastics. Spears Manufacturing, founded in 1969, maintains more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing space at facilities in four states, with nine distribution centers across the U.S. The company is based in Sylmar, Calif.

Spears Coastline officials confirmed the manufacturing move but did not provide details.

But in the news release announcing the move, President and CEO Wayne Spears said the plant will allow the firm to expand: “We were looking to grow our CPVC market share and needed a location that could be served by rail.”


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