TUCSON, ARIZ. (April 25, 1:15 p.m. ET) — Walbro Engine Management has opened a multi-layer fuel tank blow molding plant in Chonburi, Thailand.
The Chonburi facility is Walbro's second fuel tank production facility. The company's Cass City, Mich., plant was recently expanded to accommodate a fourth blow molding machine.
The 20,000-square-foot Chonburi plant will help customers deal with regulations that require tanks to meet more stringent clean air standards, The plant will supply tanks used in lawn and garden, recreational and marine applications to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Evaporative emission regulations are growing more stringent around the globe,” said Tony Martin, president and CEO of Walbro Engine Management, in a news release.
Tucson-based Walbro Engine Management makes six-layer tanks with a vapor barrier to contain hydrocarbon emission.