SUWANEE, Ga. (Dec. 9)—Habasit Belting Inc. has purchased 25 acres in Suwanee where it will build a 50,000-sq.-ft. plant to handle production of plastic modular belts.
The facility will be expanded to more than 300,000 square feet in the next four years to accommodate the firm's headquarters along with its rubber, polyurethane and PVC belt units, which will remain housed in Habasit's current 116,000 plant in Suwanee until then.
Phase one of the new plant is expected to be completed in June 2005.
The U.S. arm of Switzerland-based Habasit A.G. has grown significantly during the last four years, according to Bert Flieger, executive vice president of sales and marketing. That growth has spurred the company to make heavy investments in its U.S. operation, including expansion of both its rubber and plastic belt lines.