Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. expects to invest more than $980,000 to enlarge a plant in Ravenna, Ohio, that makes structural polymer-matrix-composite plates.
Pending city approval, the business plans to add more than 8,700 square feet of space to the plant's existing 48,000 square feet. The company said it also will rearrange production lines and make environmental improvements. Work should begin this year and be completed in 2009.
The site employs 97 and could gain up to 10 positions.
``The renovation will streamline our production of radomes,'' spokesman William Seiberlich said in a statement. Saint-Gobain also repairs aircraft radomes, commonly called nose cones.
Its projects include the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Phenom executive jets from Embraer.
The Ravenna plant has a sister site in Seattle also making products for the aircraft industry.
Aurora-based Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in December acquired the assets of OFK Isofluor GmbH of Neuss, Germany. The Aurora business is a unit of Cie. de Saint-Gobain of Paris, which reported 2007 profit of 2.11 billion euros ($2.89 billion) on sales of 43.4 billion euros ($59.5 billion).