TUCKER, Ga.—Lehigh Technologies Inc. has made significant gains in the market on both the tire and non-tire sides of its business during the last few years.
In order to handle that growth, the specialty materials manufacturer has expanded regularly during that span.
As it preps for the future, two officials with the Tucker-based company said the firm will need to expand further, extending its reach globally in the process, to handle future growth. That likely will mean additional plants in Europe and Asia, they said.
Founded in 2003, the company would like to add a factory in Asia with a goal of launching construction in 2016, according to Kedar Murthy, vice president and general manager of tire and rubber for the company. But at this point, that is only in the planning stage, he said.
“We have identified an area, but that's all I can say at this point,” he said during a recent interview where he and Tom Rosenmayer, vice president of technology, discussed growth initiatives implemented by the company in the last year and some plans it has in the future.
It is also in the process of building a second factory as part of a joint venture in Spain.
Lehigh, which transforms tires and other post-industrial rubber into sustainable micronized rubber powders, operates a manufacturing facility in Tucker, located about 10 miles from Atlanta. It has a work force of about 77 employees.