Casco Plastic Tooling Co. will finish the 60,000-square-foot expansion to its Chesterfield, Mich., facility by the beginning of July.
The cost was not disclosed.
Casco extrudes products for the automotive, construction, weatherstripping and marine industries.
Vice President James Schooner said the expansion was made mainly so the company can focus on its die-cutting sales and keep up with growing extrusion work.
``The extra space will allow us to be able to expand and give us more production flexibility,'' he said.
When President Charles Snooks founded Caso in 1989, it was in a 3,000-square-foot building with a handful of employees.
With the expansion, Casco will have about 144,000 square feet. It will add more workers to its current 125. It now has 15 extrusion lines and plans to install more.
Schooner said Casco's newest production interest includes becoming more active in the market for decorative automotive molding and trim.
Casco reported total 1998 sales of $10 million, including $8 million in profile sales. The firm ranks 128th in Plastics News' survey of North American pipe, profile and tubing extruders.