Barrette Outdoor Living has kicked off construction of a 175,000-square-foot plant in Brooksville, Fla., to make vinyl fencing and railing.
The expansion, first announced in November, will have PVC compounding, vinyl extrusion, fabrication and assembly along with a PVC recycling center capable of handling 40 million pounds of vinyl scrap material each year.
Middleburg Heights, Ohio-based Barrette says its GreenWays Recycling Program works with customers to collect recyclable PVC that is used as substrate in its products.
The Brooksville plant, near Tampa, will add 170 jobs and is close to existing Barrette aluminum manufacturing and warehouse sites.
"Being able to say our vinyl products are made in the USA using recycled material and eco-friendly manufacturing processes are great sources of pride for our company," CEO Jean desAutels said in a news release.