Atlantis Plastics Inc. is expanding its profile manufacturing business in Elkhart, Ind., with the creation of a new Outdoor Building Products Division.
The division, which formed in October 1998, has started producing outdoor building accessories, such as window seals, siding and decorative moldings used for homes and office buildings.
Atlantis manufactures profiles with PVC, high density polyethylene, thermoplastic elastomers and polypropylene.
Jeff Landon, general manager of the division, said Atlantis has found its niche in the market and is utilizing resources it already has.
``We are using our core extrusion and injection molding capabilities to focus on a part of the market that is small but growing,'' Landon said. He said the division has developed new techniques and new products for the industry.
``We have developed a formal product along with a formal development process,'' he said. ``I am very excited about this step because today you don't have to necessarily be part of a specific market — you can jump in and try new things.''
The firm placed 84th in Plastics News' survey of North American pipe, profile and tube extruders, with relevant 1998 sales of $17.6 million. Its parent company, Atlantis Plastics Inc., is publicly traded and based in Atlanta.