Quadrant EEP USA Inc. has connected two manufacturing buildings in Scranton, Pa., with a 75,000-square-foot addition.
The multimillion-dollar project supports Quadrant's production of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene sheet, a spokeswoman said in an email correspondence. Quadrant officially unveiled the expansion Nov. 30. It is designed to meet growing demand for UHMW PE products.
The addition “came right on the heels of the recent expansion of our distribution center — which was similar in scope,” Stephen Uliana, Scranton operations and site manager, said in a news release.
Quadrant, which does business as Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, employs about 170 in Scranton.
The company 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.