Custom profile extruder Spiratex Co. of Romulus, Mich., is undergoing a $3 million expansion that will translate into a 20 percent production capacity increase for its ram extrusion shop.
Spiratex has two production facilities: one in Romulus housing most of its screw extrusion and another in nearby Monroe, Mich., where it processes ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene.
“The good news is that our company has been growing,” said Garry Markle, vice president and chief operating officer, in a Sept. 2 phone interview. “Our company has been picking up a lot of work at both facilities.”
The firm will add 48,000 square feet to its Monroe site and 17 new production lines. It also continues to upgrade Romulus production and is expanding toolmaking. The very broad expansion will be completed in January, he said.
The firm employs 120 and plans to add about six jobs. Markle said Spiratex works with customers on problem solving, not simply making products. With that approach, Spiratex's products have tended to evolve faster and the firm is usually on the front side of the product-development curve, he said.