STREETSBORO, Ohio—Compounder Aurora Plastics L.L.C. has broken ground on an expansion in Streetsboro.
The 20,0000-sq.-ft. expansion will allow Streetsboro-based Aurora to install a new blending line that will increase the site's annual production capacity by 100 million pounds. It's set to be completed by the end of 2023. The project will create 30 new jobs at the site, which now employs about 80.
"This is a significant expansion for us and one that's been a long time coming," CEO Darrell Hughes said at an Aug. 4 groundbreaking event. "It's a great recognition of our customer service and our safety operations."
With the expansion, Aurora will be able to increase production of compounds and alloys based on rigid PVC and also of chlorinated PVC (CPVC) materials. Hughes added in a news release that Aurora "sees continued strength in our end markets … over the next several years."
In addition to Streetsboro, Aurora has manufacturing plants in North Carolina, Quebec, Massachusetts and Texas. Major end markets for Aurora include siding, deck and rail, window and door, recreational, automotive, wire and cable, battery and footwear. The firm also makes compounds based on thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).