DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES - Macon-dray Plastics Inc., a subsidiary of Macondray & Co., is expanding its Davao City plastics plant. MPI is building a manufacturing facility on its existing site to increase the plant's capacity in anticipation of the growing de-mand for plastic packaging.
Construction is slated to be completed by November, including the installation of blown film extrusion machines that will expand existing capacity by 300 percent.
The new plant has an area of 14,256 square feet; the existing plant covers 3,024 square feet.
``We are expanding our capacity to meet the domestic market's increasing demand for plastic bags. Our clients want export-quality packaging materials be-cause they are shipping out agricultural produce from Davao,'' said MPI plant manager Virgilio Borlaza.
The existing plant is being upgraded and continues to manufacture various plastic products used in all the different stages of banana production and packaging.
MPI is one of the three companies within Macondray & Co. The other two are Macondray Pack-aging Corp., which put up the first bottle-blowing plant in the Philippines, and Macondray Fibreboard Corp.
ELKHART, IND. - Fabwel Inc. has outgrown its 55,000-square-foot Lakeland, Fla., plant and is relocating to an 82,000-square-foot facility at Plant City, Fla., in December.
The Lakeland plant manufactures aluminum and steel building products and distributes vinyl products. The vinyl products are made at the Atlanta plant and are used in the new construction and mobile home industries.
The plant employs about 40 and is expected to double its staff after moving to Plant City. Elkhart-based Fabwel has eight U.S. plants.
n*The following received ISO 9001 certification: Designer and fabricator of cellular and noncellular plastics Creative Foam Corp.'s Specialty Packaging and Products Division of Fenton, Mich.; reinforced hose and tubing maker Kuriyama Canada Inc. of Brantford, Ontario; automotive injection molder and extruder Carlisle Geauga Co. of Crestline, Ohio; Empak Inc.'s Colorado Springs, Colo.-based electronics division, a molder for the semiconductor industry; and custom injection molder Graber-Rogg Inc. of Mountainside, N.J.
n*The following received ISO 9002 certification: Fawn Indus-tries Inc. of Middlesex, N.C., a laser- edged automotive interiors injection molder; and Ropak Canada Inc. of Burlington, Ontario, a maker of plastics packaging and materials handling products.