VANCOUVER, WASH. - Rotational molder PDM Molding NW Inc. is building a 250,000-square-foot plant on a 12-acre plot in Ridge-field, Wash., over the next 10 years, the Vancouver Columbian newspaper reported. After leasing a building in Vancouver for four years, the firm will build the Ridgefield plant in several stages, according to the report. Phase one, a $3 million, 75,000-square-foot building, will be completed next year.
PDM will then move its operations and add 20 employees to its staff of 60.
During the next three years, the report states, the firm will build an additional 50,000 square feet and add 30 jobs.
Company officials did not return telephone calls.
With four rotational molding machines, PDM processes linear low and high density polyethylene, polypropylene and polycarbonate. The company's products include playground equipment, store displays, sporting goods, medical furniture and automotive parts.
PDM began 10 years ago in Littleton, Colo., where a plant still operates under the name PDM Molding Inc. It has five rotational molding machines and 50 employees.
PDM and PDM NW reported sales last year of $9.3 million, and ranked 28th in Plastics News' survey of North American rotational molders.