Fluoropolymer films maker Trinity Technology Group is investing $7.25 million to expand its manufacturing site in Missouri.
Expanding the 65,000-square-foot plant in Higginsville will create 20 new jobs, officials with Higginsville-based TTG said in a July 15 news release.
TTG makes film products based on expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which officials described as a synthetic material consisting of billions of small pores that can be used to make lightweight, waterproof and breathable textiles, as well as medical and automotive filtration devices.
TTG Inc.'s ePTFE membrane films are used in products that protect from moisture, wind, chemicals and blood-borne pathogens.
In a phone interview, President Jim King said that some recent growth has come from waterproof breathable apparel. He added that new machinery should be in place by the end of the year, with startup work and new jobs being added in 2020. The site currently employs 60.
King has more than 20 years of fluoropolymer experience and was one of TTG's founders in 2008. Financial firms Landon Capital Partners of Boston and Akoya Capital Partners of Chicago invested in TTG in May. Landon Capital is the firm's majority owner.
TTG is receiving assistance from the Missouri Works program for the expansion. The firm also worked with the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the city of Higginsville.
City Economic Development Director Donna Brown said TTG "has been a part of the community for 10 years, with a proven record of exceptional performance."