Cumberland Plastics Systems is investing $5.7 million to expand its Opelika, Ala., facility by 60,000 square feet to make room for more molding and assembly capacity.
The expansion is underway and expected to be complete in the fall of 2022, Cumberland told Plastics News in an emailed statement.
The project will create 25 new jobs in the area, the statement said, and bring the total space to 210,000 square feet.
"This expansion is critical in order to continue growing and servicing our existing customer base along with future opportunities with new customers," the company said. "Our in-house tool shop will also benefit from the expansion with increased space and additional capabilities."
Cumberland currently has 33 molding machines from 40 tons to 1,500 tons. The investment will include new infrastructure to "possibly" increase its molding capacity to 2,500 tons, it said.
It supplies a range of end markets including the lawn and garden, automotive, building and construction and power storage industries.