FLORA, MISS. - Carson-Brooks Plastics Inc. has completed a 3,000-square-foot addition for use as administrative offices. The plant in Flora operates nine structural foam presses and two injection presses in a 30,000-square-foot facility.
Richard Edwards, division manager for the Flora operations, said the company makes large vaults for manholes, underground utility boxes, air conditioner condensing pads and pallets for materials handling.
Carson Plastics bought the Brooks plant in 1992 to increase capacity for making the underground utility boxes. By 1994, production doubled at the Flora facility, which employs 102.
Companywide, Carson-Brooks operates three U.S. structural foam plants and one in Ireland. Its 30 machines have clamping forces of 60-900 tons. It also has one plastic pipe extrusion plant.