ERJ staff report (R&PN)
Tuscumbia, Alabama -- Firestone Building Products said it will double the size of its thermoplastic polyolefins plant in Tuscumbia and add more production capacity.
The addition of 150,000 square feet of space will begin in the second week of September and should be finished by the second quarter of 2013, the Bridgestone Americas operation said. Another production line should start up by July 15, 2015, and the firm will hire 40 employees for what is known as the Shoals plant, the company said.
â€œExpansion to the Firestone Shoals plant will allow us to gain some much needed warehouse space for the short term and increase our manufacturing capabilities to meet customer demand in the future,â€ said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. â€œFirestone has been part of the Shoals community since 2006, and we are happy to be able to continue that relationship and grow our business. The State of Alabama and the local community offered us a competitive package that made this is a good investment.â€
The firm previously said it will increase the capacity and infrastructure at its EPDM roofing facility in Prescott, Ark.
From Rubber & Plastics News (A Crain publication)