Canada's Soleno Inc. is planning its first U.S. manufacturing site, a plant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., that will extrude large-diameter pipe for stormwater runoff.
Planning officials approved Soleno's application this week. The 37-acre site will have a 48,480-square-foot plant, Mike Valentine, administrator of the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency, said by phone March 31. The company will also have room for a 25,000-square-foot expansion.
The $19.5 million project will create 35 jobs within two years, and eventually as many as 50, Valentine said.
The company has told development officials it wants the Saratoga Springs plant to produce pipe using Krah spiral-wound technology from Germany. Soleno has an agreement for distributing and producing the high density polyethylene pipe for all of Canada and the U.S. East Coast in diameters of 60 to 132 inches.
Soleno, a family-owned company founded in 1977, is based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. It employs more than 500 and has 10 business units. Its markets include commercial and industrial infrastructure, agriculture, natural resources and residential.
Last year, it opened a facility for recycling post-consumer plastics packaging.
Plastics News estimated Soleno's 2022 sales at $45 million, placing it at No. 72 among 139 companies in the PN ranking of North American pipe, profile and tube makers.