Röchling Industrial plans warehouse expansion project
January 15, 2020 - United States Of America
Röchling Industrial has planned a $4.9 million warehouse expansion project at Röchling Glastic Composites, Cleveland. This will be Röchling Glastic Composites’ fourth expansion since the construction of its original facility in 1951. The expansion will add 26 new positions over a three-year period and strengthen company’s market position in North America.
The new capacities will also improve the delivery capacity for customers.
Röchling Glastic Composites is the competence centre for composites of Röchling Industrial in North America. Röchling Industrial regularly invest in modern systems and equipment at the site in Cleveland. This will be Röchling Glastic Composites’ fourth expansion since the construction of its original facility in 1951. The project will help secure projected growth for the company and create 26 new jobs in the South Euclid area by the end of 2022.
Franz Lübbers, CEO Röchling Industrial, pointed out: “Our business volumes in Cleveland have grown constantly over the last years. With the new capacities we can further improve our delivery capacity for composites and the service for our customers. I am very confident that our strong team in Cleveland will continue to grow its business in the coming years.”
Röchling Glastic Composites (formerly Glastic Corp), founded in 1946, is seen as a pioneer in the commercial fibreglass products industry. Its primary business includes the production of semi-finished sheet, rod, and profile stock for fabricated components in electrical equipment and infrastructure, and thermal insulation for common plastic, rubber, and oil and gas processing.
Fred Sanford, managing director Röchling Glastic Composites, stated: “The investment will allow us to broaden business relations with our customers. That in turn will enable us to ensure the sustainable, long-term growth of the company and create additional jobs as well.”
This expansion has been in planning for the past two years and is now being realised, owing to collaboration with the City of South Euclid, Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio.
Mayor Georgine Welo said: “This marks a great day for South Euclid. My administration and City Council are proud to support Röchling Glastic Composites to realise this significant expansion. Röchling Glastic serves as the anchor of South Euclid's industrial corridor. We expect the new jobs and other benefits coming from this cooperation will spur additional development in our industrial area.”
A global leader in specialty plastics production, Germany-based Röchling Group acquired Glastic Corp in 2007.