ST. BONIFACIUS, MINN. — Rotational molder Norwesco Inc. has selected a location for its new California plant, eight months after announcing plans for the expansion.
The St. Bonifacius-based polyethylene tank manufacturer plans to fill a 25,000-square-foot facility in Hanford, Calif., with two machines and as many as 20 new employees, said Thomas Smith, Norwesco president and chief executive officer.
Norwesco had scoured the central California area since August for an ideal place for the $3.2 million plant.
After considering seven possibilities, Norwesco settled on Hanford because of its proximity to rail lines and a deal from the town that the company couldn't refuse, Smith said in an April 30 telephone interview.
``The people in Hanford just bent over backward. Everything just fell into place,'' Smith added.
Details of the deal were not disclosed.
Norwesco currently manufactures storage tanks of 12-12,000 gallons.
The company, which builds its own machines, will produce tanks as large as 15,000 gallons at the new plant.
Construction will begin in June and production is to begin in December, Smith said.
Meanwhile, Norwesco officials said the company continues to search for acquisitions and new places to expand.