Structural composites maker Plascore invests $6M in Michigan expansion

Plastics News | 9/19/2019 | Staff
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Composite products manufacturer Plascore Inc. is expanding its headquarters site in Zeeland, Mich., with a $6 million, 80,000-square-foot facility that will create 35 jobs.

Founded in 1977, the company produces composite panels and honeycomb cores for the aerospace, building products, ground transportation, marine, military and recreation industries. The panels and cores increase structural strength while decreasing weight.

Company - Capacity - Demand - Projects - Fibers

The company is adding capacity to meet demand for projects needing machined aramid fibers and aluminum products. The parts are coated with a heat-resistant phenolic resin and used for boat hulls, race car bodies, aircraft galleys, missile wings and helicopter blades.

Olaf Huebner, Plascore’s vice president of operations, told Plastics News that the aerospace industry, in particular, once again is behind the facility investment. Machined aramid fibers are used to produce components for aircraft interiors, structures, engines and nacelles.

Expansion - Years - Plascore - Production - Facility

The expansion comes two years after Plascore spent $6 million to increase its production facility for aerospace components by 73,500 square feet. A hiring spree followed and Plascore’s...
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