CASPER, WYO. (Dec. 7, 3:10 p.m. ET) — Polyethylene pipe extruder WL Plastics Inc. of Casper, Wyo., will break ground before Christmas on a new manufacturing facility in Snyder, Texas.
Officials from WL Plastics did not return a call seeking comment. The location gives WL a presence in West Texas.
Bill Lavers, executive director of the Development Corp. of Snyder Inc., said WL's goal is to be operational by May. The company's investment is expected to be about $11.5 million. The Development Corp. purchased land to develop a new rail spur for WL's site.
Michael Dahl, director of WL Plastics, was quoted in a news release issued by the Development Corp. In it, he said that the firm investigated quite a number of communities to determine the right location.
According to information provided by the Development Corp., the Scurry County area, which includes Snyder, is one of the leading oil-producing regions in Texas, due to its location in the Permian Basin, one of the state's largest petroleum deposits.
Lavers said in a Dec. 7 telephone interview that the site will be 43,000 square feet and employ 30-40. The site will be WL's second location in Texas and its sixth manufacturing site in North America. It operates facilities in Cedar City, Utah; Bowie, Texas; Casper, Wyo.; Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Calgary, Alberta.