LENEXA, KAN. (March 1, 10:25 p.m. ET) — ZL Engineering Plastics plans to build a 10,000-square-foot facility in Lenexa, Kan., according to a report in Kansas City Business Journal.
The firm will spend $3.5 million on the project which includes extrusion capability. ZL supplies extruded and cast engineering and high-performance polymers that are then machined by customers into specific shapes.
ZL will open the new facility by August and eventually employ 15 there. It now has six employees in Lenexa.
“The state of Kansas has gone out of their way to enable our company to put deep roots in North America,” the report quoted from a statement attributed to ZL Engineering President Patrick Pheffer. “With lead times cut by 60 percent, the new facility will enable ZL Engineering Plastics to truly compete and grow our market share.”
Pheffer and other officials were not immediately available to provide details of the expansion.
ZL Engineering is a unit of Zell-Metall USA, a subsidiary of Zell-Metall GmbH Engineering Plastics of Kaprun, Austria. ZL Engineering also has offices in Buena Park, Calif. Other Zell-Metall offices are in France, Spain and Croatia.