Putnam, Conn.-based Impact Plastics Inc. has expanded into a second facility in Rockingham, N.C., intended to be part of a new brand launch for the company.
The custom thermoplastic sheet extruder signed a lease with an option to purchase "a few months after construction began on the shell building," according to a news release by Richmond County Economic Development, which offers confidential site-selection services to manufacturers and other interested businesses.
"The build was tweaked to meet current demands while considering the future," Loren Temple, operations manager for Impact Plastics said in the release.
The 40,000-square-foot building "will primarily be used for a supplemental warehouse and is part of a larger expansion taking place at our Hamlet, N.C., facility that includes the launch of our new brand, ICPG," Natalie MacVarish, the marketing director for Impact Group, said in an email to Plastics News.
ICPG manufactures barrier food packaging materials for extended shelf-life applications, MacVarish said.
The building also features 40,000 square feet of graded space, making the building eventually expandable up to 80,000 square feet, the release said.
"Impact Plastics' goal is expansion, more production meeting our customer's current and future requirements," Temple said in the release. "The addition of the shell building provides Impact flexibility within our processes. The building offers Impact space to bring new technologies and materials in setting forth on a path for success."