LINCOLNWOOD, Ill.-Two Lincolnwood-based plastic product manufacturers are making expansion a family matter. Joe Koenig, president of Trim-Tex Inc., said he plans to be in production in a new, 20,000-square-foot facility in mid-October, with five extrusion lines making lawn edging and other garden and construction industry products.
The company uses recycled PVC in its products.
``We will be moving two of our edging lines from the old site to the new building, which is right next door, and setting up three more lines for the new site, which will be called Trim-Tex North,'' he said.
The three new extrusion lines at Trim-Tex North will handle lawn edging production that formerly was done at Advanced Plastics Inc., a nearby company owned and operated by his brother Harold.
``Advanced will then use the vacated lines at its plant to step up production of the gaskets and other products it makes,'' he said.
Advanced manufactures PVC gaskets and other parts for the recreational vehicle and other industries, as well as other products.
Koenig said he will use the space from the two relocated lines at the old Trim-Tex site to install two new lawn edging lines.
``This way Harold will have 17 lines devoted to gaskets and his other products, and I will have 18 lines at the old site, and five at the new building making lawn edging and accessories for the construction drywall industry,'' he said.
``It will be better than having edging being made at both Trim-Tex and Advanced.''
The current 96,000-square-foot Trim-Tex plant consumes about 9 million pounds annually.
Koenig said Advanced uses about 8 million pounds of PVC and other resins annually for its products.