DELANO, Minn. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Solar Plastics LLC announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing capabilities in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The system is currently under construction, and Solar moved into the building in the fourth quarter of this year.
The decision to expand into Monterrey is part of Solar’s long-term strategic growth plan. Solar Plastics’ recent significant growth and existing customer volume is projected to push current facilities in Davenport, IA and Delano, MN, beyond capacity. Trends in labor availability were an important factor in the decision to consider additional manufacturing capacity outside of the current location.
“We are seeing increased domestic demand in all of our businesses,” said Sam Rosen, President of Solar Plastics. “If you add the efforts of our customers to re-shoring, this makes the additional investment opportunity very attractive.”
The facility will start at 55,000 square meters, which can be expanded to over 300,000 square meters. Production is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2022. “We are pleased about this expansion and what it means for our company,” adds Rosen. “Our ownership has supported and encouraged us to build a state-of-the-art facility with the latest in process controls and system automation. This facility and the high-level team we have brought on board will help us continue to grow and strengthen our position as one of the leading rotary formers. ”
All inquiries can be directed to Solar Plastics LLC, 860 Johnson Drive, Delano, MN 55328-8612 or (763) 972-5600.
Solar Plastics is part of the ATEK Companies group of technology and manufacturing companies. It is a contract manufacturer specializing in rotational molding design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise. The company works closely with its customers, typically large Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), to help them meet their project goals in terms of performance, cost, quality and product differentiation. In addition to the standard rotational molding offerings, Solar Plastics offers its customers design services, project engineering, assembly, re-foaming and complete outsourced manufacturing solutions. More information is available at www.solarplastics.com.