Creative Pultrusions Inc., a maker of fiber-reinforced polymer products, has added a building on its campus to include its Tower Tech cooling tower business.
A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building is set for Aug. 13 in Alum Bank, Pa. Guided tours at the event will showcase the manufacturing process of the Tower Tech cooling towers, officials said in a news release.
CPI, which acquired Tower Tech in 2017, makes the walls for the cooling towers, and company officials said centralizing manufacturing improves efficiency and saves cost on freight.
Local contractor Corle Construction built the 36,000-square-foot facility. The expansion on the CPI campus created 20 additional jobs. CPI currently staffs 180 employees, and officials said that job growth is projected to continue.
"Having our new facility near our major suppliers allows us to serve our ever-growing customer base," CEO Shane Weyant said in the release. "Bedford County and the surrounding areas have been good to Creative Pultrusions, so we are excited to add additional employment opportunities to the immediate area."
Tower Tech President Mathu Solo added that the new building allows his firm to have its core manufacturing and assembly in the same place for the first time in its 35-year history. "This grand opening is the beginning of many exciting product improvements, offerings and growth for Tower Tech going forward," he said.
After being acquired by PCI, Tower Tech moved its production from Oklahoma City to Pennsylvania.
CPI has designed and produced standard and custom fiberglass profile shapes such as I-beams, tubes, rods and sheets, as well as bridges, boardwalks and panels, since 1973. Late last year, CPI acquired composite parts maker Composite Advantage LLC of Dayton, Ohio. The CA deal was CPI's fourth acquisition since 2016.