SCRANTON, PA. (Dec. 9, 11:55 a.m. ET) — Quadrant EPP USA Inc., doing business as Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, has connected two manufacturing buildings in Scranton with a 75,000-square-foot addition. The buildings are on its North South Rd. property.
The multimillion-dollar project supports Quadrant's production of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene sheet, a spokeswoman said in an e-mail correspondence. Quadrant officially unveiled the expansion on Nov. 30. It is designed to meet growing demand for UHMW PE products.
“This 75,000-square-foot addition to our operation came right on the heels of the recent expansion of our distribution center – which was similar in scope,” stated Scranton operations and site manager Stephen Uliana in a news release. Quadrant employs about 170 in Scranton.
Quadrant said green technology is a feature of the expansion. The additional capacity uses less natural gas and electricity and virtually eliminates the need for the use of oils that require disposal.
“Our Scranton team has done an exceptional job of continually finding ways to improve our operations,” noted Quadrant President and CEO Glen Steady in a news release.
The Scranton operations, including a distribution center, mainly make polyolefin materials and shapes for medical equipment, food processing, packaging equipment, semiconductor equipment and other industrial applications. Other North American facilities and affiliates also make nylon, acetal and high-temperature materials and shapes.
Quadrant bought the former Poly Hi Solidur operations in Scranton in 2004. The operations have become Quadrant EPP's North American logistics and distribution center. The firm is a unit of Quadrant Group of Zurich.