CHICAGO — Carpinteria, Calif.-based PVC extruder Templock Corp., which introduced new products at Pack Expo, is moving to a larger plant in Oxnard, Calif. The company, which makes a proprietary line of heat-shrinkable PVC tubing, will move April 1 from a 20,000-square-feet facility to one with 30,000 square feet of space. The $2 million plant will be leased.
``We've run out of space,'' said President Bill Spargur. ``We've seen a 25 percent increase in sales in 1996. We've been in this building since we were started in 1976.''
Templock added one line this summer and plans to add another after it moves. Spargur would not disclose the firm's total number of lines. Templock, which employs 50, makes tamper-evident seals for the food, pharmaceutical and beverage industry as well as components for the design of dry-cell batteries.
At Pack Expo, the company introduced its Performance line of products designed to improve productivity when used with newer, high-speed application machinery. Tubing needs special characteristics to accommodate higher production speeds, Spargur said.