Streetsboro, Ohio-based Aurora Plastics LLC has completed an expansion and renovation project at its facility in Pasadena, Texas, the PVC compounder announced Feb. 28.
The company had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 26. Investment in the renovation wasn't disclosed.
The work at the 60,000-square-foot plant, which took 11 months to complete, included improvements in compound blending, controls and automation, according to a news release. The upgrades also included a new lab and product-testing capabilities.
With the investment, Aurora Plastics continues to focus on expanding its reach into the Western and Southern regions of the U.S., the company said. Aurora Plastics acquired the plant in 2018 from JPI South. At the time of the acquisition, Crain's reported that Aurora Plastics had entered into a long-term lease for the site and was preparing to make upgrades there.
The latest announcement by Aurora Plastics said the company immediately began to renovate the space and equipment while working with the existing staff at the plant.
Employment numbers at the Texas facility weren't available.