Sidney, Neb. — Canadian rotational molder Agri-Plastics Mfg. will open its first U.S. factory, located within a facility of Lukjan Metal Products in Nebraska.
The Agri-Plastics facility is waiting for local government officials to agree to subdivide the building, Herb Gibson, Lukjan's Midwest regional director, said Sept. 15. Conneaut, Ohio-based Lukjan, a maker of sheet metal pipe, duct and fittings for the heating, ventilating and air conditioning market, opened the Sidney plant about four months ago.
Agri-Plastics will occupy about 156,000 square feet of space in the building, according to published reports. Lukjan will use 190,000 square feet.
"We knew at the beginning we would not occupy the entire building," Gibson said. He said Agri-Plastics would purchase its part of the facility.
Officials of Agri-Plastics could not be reached for comment.
Agri-Plastics runs two rotomolding plants, both in Ontario, in Grassie and Stoney Creek, that have a combined 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The company's products include calf hutches and pens, cargo boxes for all-terrain vehicles, small trailers for towing and other custom and proprietary products.
In January, Agri-Plastics sold its material handling division to Tank Holding Corp., which includes major tank rotomolders Norwesco Inc. and Snyder Industries Inc.