Food packaging thermoformer PWP Industries plans to expand its Mineral Wells plant, according to a Nov. 3 report from Gov. Joe Manchin's office.
The state-administered West Virginia Economic Development Authority in Charleston approved a $3 million loan Sept. 18 to nonprofit trade group Polymer Alliance Zone Inc. of Davisville, W.Va., which serves plastics processors and material suppliers.
The governor's report said PAZ will build an 80,000-square-foot building on a 3-acre site in Mineral Wells for leasing to PWP. Further, it said PWP will grind plastic bottles in the facility and use the material in its manufacturing operations.
Vernon, Calif.-based PWP has two adjacent operations in Mineral Wells, where it has thermoformed amorphous PET bakery and fresh-cut-produce packaging since June 2003; and polypropylene containers and lids for salsa, sour cream and deli items since January 2006.
This year, PWP completed about $37 million in expansion projects at Vernon and at a manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas. In Vernon, PWP established a new corporate office and research and development center in 105,000 square feet, freeing up more production space at its 180,000-square-foot headquarters plant, about a mile away.
In Abilene, where PWP leases 112,500 square feet, it added another 125,000 square feet. Parent company HPC Industries LLC is based in Los Angeles.