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PolyOne Modernizes Plastics Manufacturing Sites

Originally Published MPMN October 2001

PolyOne Modernizes Plastics Manufacturing Sites

A $12-million investment will improve services related to PolyOne's engineered materials, vinyl compounds, and colorants.

An international polymer services company has invested $12 million in new technology and equipment to upgrade its North American plastics manufacturing network. Allocating the money among several locations, PolyOne Corp. (Cleveland; www.polyone.com) says the modifications will improve services related to engineered materials, vinyl compounds, and colorants. The sites selected for reconfiguration are product-focused manufacturing centers located in Avon Lake, OH; Dyersburg, TN; Macedonia, OH; and Seabrook, TX. "These manufacturing centers are dedicated to helping manufacturers determine the correct polymers to make their products quickly and efficiently," says director of corporate communications Christopher Farage. Up to nine new manufacturing lines and 65 jobs will be added as part of the upgrade. A new information system to support these locations will also be installed. Polyone has announced that it will supplement these investments with an additional $33 million over the next two years. Following these modifications, the company will close the engineered materials plants located in Bethlehem, PA; Corona, CA; and Houston, TX. These closings are expected to occur in the second half of 2002 as production is gradually transferred to the upgraded locations.

Zachary Turke

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