Mims, Fla.-based LRM Industries LLC - a joint venture between Envirokare Tech Inc. and Calgary, Alberta-based Nova Chemicals Inc. - is relocating about 20 miles away to Rockledge, Fla., where it will increase production capacity 50 percent at its new, 32,000-square-foot home.
The Mims facility was 14,000 square feet.
Envirokare, which recently relocated its headquarters from Orlando, Fla., to New York, announced the changes Nov. 30.
Using its trademarked thermoplastic Flowforming technology, LRM develops, manufactures and licenses products made from long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.
End markets include automotive, military, agricultural, marine, medical, waste management, aerospace and various building and construction applications, according to Envirokare's Web site.
The process uses low-pressure, automated molding of LFR thermoplastics to make large structural parts.
George Kazantzis, Envirokare's president and chief operating officer, said the company makes structural beams as long as 25 feet.
Kazantzis said in a telephone interview that the new Rockledge location might be temporary. ``I'm not quite sure this is the permanent home for the joint venture,'' he said.
Kazantzis did not disclose costs for the upgrade and expansion.