KENT, WASH.-Mikron Industries Inc. of Kent, the second-largest North American window extruder, is spending $10 million to double the size of its 11/2—year-old plant in Richmond, Ky. Mikron opened the vinyl window plant off Interstate 75 just south of Lexington, Ky., in March 1995. The 90,000-square-foot window profile plant had 13 Ameri-can Maplan extruders. Mikron broke ground Oct. 14 on the 80,000-square-foot expansion and will add 13 Maplans. The new capacity is to be available March 1 and will help the firm meet increased demand for window profiles in the East, South and Midwest, and eastern Canada.
Mikron was second in Plastics News' most recent ranking of North American window extruders, with 1995 sales of $76 million.