Silver Line Building Products Corp. plans to expand into extrusion in Lansing, Ill., where it currently has a fabrication facility.
The North Brunswick, N.J., vinyl window firm has been in Lansing since 1997, said Grace Bazylewski, the village of Lansing's director of planning and development.
The firm currently leases more than 200,000 square feet in Lansing, Bazylewski said. That lease expires in 2008. If Silver Line has its way, it initially will construct its own 170,000-square-foot building by 2005 on 17 acres currently owned by the village. By 2008, the firm wants to have expanded that site again to nearly 400,000 square feet. Officials currently are seeking tax abatements from Cook County.
Silver Line never went through with plans to add extrusion capacity when it originally began manufacturing, Bazylewski said. Now, with 900 employees, it wants to consolidate all local operations, with a plan to add as many as 350 employees.
Officials from the firm did not return calls seeking comment. Ken Silverman, chairman and chief executive officer, has not been shy about expressing his desire to expand across the United States. Earlier this year, Silverman was eyeing sites in Dade County, Fla., and Colorado. The company also is expanding to Fall River, Mass.
Silver Line currently operates extrusion sites in North Brunswick; Marion, Ohio; and Lithia Springs, Ga. For 2002, it reported $154 million in extrusion sales.