North Canton, Ohio – Seco Machine, which makes a range of cast polyurethane products, will move to a new, larger plant by the first quarter of 2019.
Burgeoning customer demand and expectations of further growth is behind the move to a new $8m plant in Green, Ohio, according to a company release.
The new facility will have 120,000 sq ft (11,000 m2) of manufacturing, distribution and office space, which is about 60% more than the current 75,000 sq ft facility that houses the company in North Canton.
The new facility will help the company capitalise on growth opportunities, said Tom Seccombe, Seco general manager.
Seco is a division of A. Stucki. The company said that it is experiencing more demand for its cast polyurethane products, which it started making in 2010. There is also growth for the company’s metal machining and contract manufacturing work. This formed the basis of the business when it was established in 1985.
The business segments are growing following a resurgence in the US rail industry. Seco added that it is also expanding into new markets, including cars, trucks and industrial equipment.
Stucki is based in Pittsburgh. It makes and supplies railway industry components and services.
This story first appeared in Rubber & Plastics News.