Tri-Tech Plastics LLC of Streetsboro, Ohio, has set its sights on growth, but is keeping the target of its expansion a secret for now.
The injection molder has expressed interest in a former Chrysler Corp. distribution center in Solon, Ohio. Solon's Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council both recently approved a revised site plan and parking variances for the site.
But Tri-Tech President Wayne Rothman said his company is looking at more than one location for a planned expansion.
``We are going to grow and add a significant number of new presses,'' he said in a Sept. 3 telephone interview.
If Tri-Tech picks the Chrysler plant, the move would mark a kind of redemption for Solon. Chrysler moved its Solon operation to nearby Streetsboro in 1996.
Tri-Tech was formed in 1993 to injection mold parts for Mondial's Diaper Genie, a plastic container for used disposable diapers. It moved its operations from Macedonia, Ohio, to Mondial's Streetsboro plant in 1996.
Tri-Tech also does custom work on its 23 injection molding machines and owns injection molder Satellite Plastics in Eastlake, Ohio, and mold maker Hi-Tek Mold Development in Willoughby, Ohio. Tri-Tech had about $21 million in 1997 sales, Rothman said.