MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio—Chem Technologies Ltd. is expanding again, this time adding a 36,000-sq.-ft. addition a few miles away from its facility in Middlefield, giving the company its eighth mixing line.
Chem Tech also just completed an addition to the Middlefield facility, adding a research and development center and wing of executive offices.
"We've had some excellent growth considering the economy," said Randy Vancura, Chem Tech chief operating officer. "We're taking care of the customers. We really listen to the customer and try to sort out where we can create value for them."
The company just broke ground on the addition in October, and Vancura said the goal is to get the foundation in place before the end of 2013. Chem Tech is targeting next spring for an opening date.
Chem Tech's Middlefield site consists of four blend lines for chemical dispersion and three rubber mixing lines—one with tangential and two with intermeshing technology. Vancura said the eighth line will be an additional, state-of-the-art, intermeshing line.
The new facility is located on a 500,000-sq.-ft. plot near its existing facility. Vancura said the company wants to use the entire site eventually for further expansion, but will do so in phases.
"Our goal is to never run out of capacity," Vancura said. "The site we just broke ground on can go up to 500,000 square foot (of space). Now we're not building that much yet, I don't need that much. But we'll be building that in modules. That will give us the ability to grow into the future. We should be set for some time before we have to look at a new physical location expansion."