Plastic Trends Inc. is following the trend of other firms purchased by Royal Group Technologies Ltd.: It's getting a brand new plant.
Plastic Trends, a maker of large-diameter pipe fittings, is getting a building on a 39-acre site near its current plant and headquarters near Washington, Mich.
The building will have 267,000 square feet of office, production and warehouse space, according to the building contractor.
Garrison Co. of Farmington Hills, Mich., broke ground for the plant, which is to be complete in the spring, President Mark Tucker said in an Aug. 14 telephone interview.
The building will house about 25 injection molding machines, the Garrison release said. Royal would not confirm that number.
When Royal bought vinyl fence and decking maker CTB Inc. of Milford, Ind., in 1997, it quickly undertook a 100,000-square-foot building project. CTB became Royal Crown Ltd. and moved into the new building in June.
Royal, already the largest extruder in North America, generally is expanding all over, Mark Badger, vice president of communications, said in an Aug. 21 telephone interview.
``The group is expanding its recent acquisitions, building new green-field sites and adding on to existing facilities,'' Badger said.
Royal's patented vinyl building system just received approval from Ontario for use in large, single-story commercial and industrial buildings.