Materials firm Plastic Compounders Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary in November by moving into a new, 68,000 square-foot plant in Cambridge, Ohio.
The new plant “has more space and is laid out more efficiently,” Vice President Scott Eubanks said in a Jan. 6 phone interview. “We've also got room to expand.”
Cambridge-based PCI spent $3.5 million on the new plant, which has manufacturing and warehouse space and is about five miles away from the 45,000-square-foot location the firm previously had occupied. PCI employs 35, including five jobs that have been added since the move.
PCI posted sales of around $8 million in 2015, evenly split between custom compounding, toll compounding and reprocessing. The firm compounds a wide range of commodity and engineering resins for several markets, including packaging, horticulture, toys and housewares. No one market has more than a 15 percent share of sales, Eubanks said.
Eubanks' brother Brad also works for PCI. Their father Dick founded the firm in 1965 after previously working for an injection molding business in Cambridge.