Chelsea Building Products to Open Second FacilitySeptember 10th, 2018 by Drew Vass, Executive Editor
One location is about to become two. Chelsea Building Products announced the addition of a second factory to be located in Greenville, Texas, as well as an upgrade to their Oakmont, Pa., location.
Chelsea Building Products has been under one roof since 1985, but with the expansion of their product portfolio and client base, they have decided to expand their location as well. They have invested in equipment and infrastructure, allowing Oakmont to keep up with the demand for energy-efficient, high-performing window systems and PVC based products.
The new Texas facility will be located to serve Chelsea’s current and future customers in the southern and western United States. The building is 126,000 square feet, and was previously home to an extrusion operation. The building also has the capability for future expansion. The infrastructure is already set up for 15 extrusion lines, which the company says will allow it to have a fast startup. The extrusion equipment has already been ordered and is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2018. Chelsea Building Products hopes to be fully operation by early January 2019.
“We knew at some point in time, the demand for our products would necessitate a second production facility,” says Peter Dewil, president and CEO of Chelsea Building Products. “We expect to continue to make significant investments over the next three years in capacity expansion between the Pennsylvania and Texas plants. With the addition of the Greenville facility, this will significantly increase the overall capacity of Chelsea Building Products.”
“We acquired Chelsea Building Products as a cornerstone of our global strategy; building a strong platform for substantial growth,” says Dirk Seitz, chairman of the Aluplast Group. “The investments that the Aluplast group continues to make, in the expansion of Chelsea’s capacity both in Pennsylvania and now Texas, demonstrate our commitment to the North American market.”