East Baltimore, Md.-based Tenax Corp. will invest $1 million into manufacturing plant updates and recycling capabilities at its Evergreen, Ala., site as part of an effort expected to create jobs while improving efficiency and sustainability.
The upgrades will improve air quality, production flow and forklift operations and enclose an outdoor warehouse for a new plastic reprocessing machine to reuse production scrap.
Tenax was the first company to produce orange high density polyethylene mesh safety fences for construction sites. That product rolled out in 1980.
The company also extrudes fences, shades and screens for home and garden use; warning barriers, snow fences, silt fences and privacy screens for the construction market; geosynthetics for landfills, reservoirs, tunnels and mines; and meshes and nettings for filtration, separation and packaging.
Tenax will install in-house recycling machinery to return production waste back into the manufacturing process as part of its zero-waste initiative.
The company expects to hire eight to 12 new employees. State and local workforce development programs will be used to train new hires for Tenax manufacturing processes.
Tenax Corp. is part of Tenax Group, which was founded in Viganò, Italy, in 1960. The company has offices, warehouses and production plants at six facilities in Italy as well as production facilities in East Baltimore and Evergreen and offices in Lindau, Germany.