Injection molder Sinicon Plastics Inc. plans to build a 20,000-square-foot facility in a new industrial park on the site of a mammoth former General Electric Co. generator plant in Pittsfield, Mass.
Sinicon molds liquid silicone rubber and engineering resins.
Sinicon's proposal, announced Aug. 11, hinges on ongoing lease negotiations with the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority.
Sinicon President and Chief Executive Officer David Allen said in a news release that sales have risen more than 15 percent annually in the last four years and the company is ``bursting at the seams'' at its 12,000-square-foot leased site in Pittsfield.
He plans to start construction in the fall, and complete the plant by spring or summer of 2006. Sinicon, which employs 23, expects that to grow to 35 in a few years.
The GE property had been vacant since 1986. The state's brown-field redevelopment law of 1998 gives incentives to clean up contaminated properties. The city, the Environmental Protection Agency and GE all have helped do that.