Dec. 22, 2014 – Citing increased customer demand for its products, Sekisui Plastics USA has chosen Kenton, Ohio, as the location of its new $5.2-million manufacturing facility.
Scheduled to come online July 2015, the plant will initially produce foam products — moulded mainly from Piocelan hybrid mouldable foam resin — for use in automotive parts, baby seat core parts, protective packaging and other industrial markets.
“Locating our new plant in Kenton gives us both the increased moulding capacity we need for our expanding customer base plus closer proximity to both our current and targeted OEM customers who require just in time (JIT) delivery,” said Thomas Pontiff, company vice president.
When completed, the 120,000-square-foot facility will house manufacturing and office space, including tooling design, manufacturing and repair, product prototyping, technical service, and customer service.
Pontiff said the company has plans to expand the facility to produce the actual raw material used to mould its various products. The site will also be used to warehouse other products imported for sale within the Americas.
Photo courtesy Sekisui Plastics.