LA HABRA, Calif. (Dec. 29)—Vip Rubber Co. Inc. will open a warehouse Jan. 15 in St. Louis and expand its headquarters in La Habra at the end of January. The St. Louis warehouse is 4,000 square feet and is being constructed to serve Vip´s gasket fabrication market, which represents about 80 percent of the firm´s eastern client base, said Steve Prog, inside sales manager. The warehouse will supplement Vip´s 60,000-sq.-ft. California facility, which will expand to 85,000 square feet. Costs for the expansion and warehouse were not disclosed. The company manufactures rubber and plastic extrusions, rubber and plastic molded goods and calender and rubber sheets for a broad range of markets, Prog said. Vip has about 130 employees at its La Habra headquarters. No decisions have been made to add employees or equipment with the expansions, he said.