Iowa-based injection molder Engineered Plastic Components Inc. is expanding a plant in Ohio.
EPC Columbia Inc. is investing $2.5 million in its facility in Lebanon, Ohio, to meet demand from appliance and automotive customers.
The investment includes 75,000 square feet of space and new equipment including electric molding presses, an Oct. 25 news release said.
The expansion will create 50 jobs over the next year including material handlers, machine operators and maintenance positions.
EPC's injection molded products are used in Ford, Lincoln and Nissan vehicles; Whirlpool appliances; and medical, health care and commercial food production.
West Des Moines, Iowa-based EPC acquired the Lebanon plant in 2010 as part of its purchase of the assets of Innatech LLC.
This project continues a string of expansions for EPC. Earlier this year, the company announced it was adding more presses to an injection molding plant it just purchased in Scottsburg, Ind., from Viking Plastics.
EPC has 18 locations in North America. Prior to the Scottsburg acquisition, EPC ranked as North America's 33rd-largest injection molder, according to Plastics News data, with annual sales estimated at $280 million.