ROMULUS, MICH. (Sept. 2, 1:20 p.m. ET) — Custom profile extruder Spiratex Co. is undergoing a $3 million expansion that will translate into a 20 percent production capacity expansion for its ram extrusion shop.
Spiratex operates two production facilities; one in Romulus, which houses most of its screw extrusion capabilities and another in nearby Monroe, where Spiratex processes ultra high molecular weight polyethylene.
“The good news is that our company has been growing,” said Garry Markle, Spiratex's vice president and chief operating officer, in a Sept. 2 telephone interview. “Our company has been picking up a lot of work at both facilities.”
Officials will add 48,000 square feet to the Monroe site and 17 new production lines. They also continue to upgrade production at the Romulus site and are expanding tool making. Markle said the very broad expansion will be completed in January.
The company employs 120 and plans to add about six new positions. Markle said Spiratex works with its customers on problem-solving and not just simply producing products.
Customers want problems solved and their world made easier, he said. With that approach, Spiratex's products have tended to evolve faster and the company is usually on the front side of the product development curve.