MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio—Chem Technologies Ltd. is doubling the size of its second plant in Middlefield with a 36,000-sq.-ft. addition and setting the foundation for future growth.
The second phase of the firm's seven-phase plan could house up to two more rubber mixing lines and will double the amount of floor space and dock capacity.
Randy Vancura, Chem Tech president and chief operating officer, said the firm has tripled its headcount to 96 over the last five years with the future lines projected to continue to add jobs.
“There is no limitation here,” he said. “We're private. We've got solid investors and with solid growth, the world is our oyster so to speak. It's all about taking care of the customer at the end of the day—creating value and then getting those customers on and all of those customers we've maintained since the beginning.”
The firm's second plant is designed to be built in seven identical 36,000-sq.-ft. phases. Chem Tech envisions a 277,000-sq.-ft. facility, housed on a 589,000-sq.-ft. plot of land, to be built out as business dictates. Vancura said Chem Tech owns more land east of the addition to add a third complex if needed.