Plastic Extruded Products Co. has completed a two-year expansion program in Hillside, N.J., that included moving equipment there from two acquisitions.
Pepco spent an undisclosed amount to acquire two companies, buy a nearby building and upgrade and expand existing facilities, said President Edward Larsen.
He did not reveal the acquired firms, but said one is in New Jersey and the other is in the Southeast.
Relocating the assets to Hillside boosted Pepco's extrusion capacity 40 percent and the firm now runs 14 extrusion lines making profiles, pipe and tubing.
Larsen said Pepco doubled its space to 100,000 square feet earlier this year when it bought a facility across the street from its two connected Hillside plants. The extra space allowed the company to relocate the purchased businesses, expand fabrication and boost its warehouse area.
He would not reveal Pepco's total investment in expansion, but said programs to upgrade water, electrical and materials-handling systems in Hillside cost more than $250,000.
The 100-employee operation has grown to an annual sales level of $10 million to $15 million, said Larsen, co-owner of the business with another family member. Pepco was founded in 1954.