WHEATON, MINN. (Sept. 11, 4:10 p.m. ET) — Minnesota manufacturer Alexandria Industries is beefing up its capabilities in plastics with a new 30,000-square-foot plastics operation and additional injection molding equipment.
The Alexandria, Minn.-based firm has some injection molding and polyurethane foam molding at an 8,500-square-foot plant in Wheaton. But those operations will be moved to the larger, recently acquired building in Wheaton. The company also acquired assets from a shuttered North Dakota molding plant that it will be able to use at the new site.
The changes will allow Alexandria to offer a wider mix of plastic components and more capacity, said President Joe Schabel in a Sept. 11 telephone interview.
Alexandria Industries also has production in aluminum, iron and steel, with plastics a key part of its business plan to offer its customers parts in any material they need, Schabel said. The bulk of the firm's products are functional parts for a variety of industries.
The new building in Wheaton will house Alexandria's plastics operations as well as tungsten/metal inert gas (TIG/MIG) welding services and assembly. Alexandria Industries is also hiring more plastics specialists to add to its growth, he said.
In addition to its operations in Minnesota, Alexandria Industries has production in Carrollton, Texas, and Indianapolis.