Lohne, Germany-based Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG is investing $19.2 million to expand its manufacturing space in Claremont, N.C., to increase capacity for its automotive production line.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022, Alex McCrary, sales manager of Pöppelmann Plastics USA said in an email to Plastics News.
"Though this expansion is just beginning, it is the culmination of years of strategic growth and planning to diversify the Claremont operation," Craig Moody, president of Pöppelmann USA said in an Oct. 15 news release. "It will allow us to grow all divisions of our business by supplying the automotive OEMs and the horticultural industry on a greater scale in the United States, and Canada."
The 100,000-square-foot expansion will create 133 new jobs in the area, the release said, including machine operators, maintenance technicians, warehouse personnel, and administrative staff.
Company operations include injection molding, thermoforming and liquid silicone rubber molding.