Auburn, AL - WEIDMANN PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA broke ground on the expansion of its production facility in Auburn, Alabama during an official ceremony on Tuesday, May 8th.
Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. was joined by representatives of WICOR Americas Inc. based in Hanover, New Hampshire, and WICOR Holding based in Rapperswil, Switzerland to celebrate the ground breaking.
“This day marks an important milestone in the long standing partnership between WEIDMANN and the City of Auburn. Over the next two years, the expansion will trigger an investment estimated at $15 million creating approximately 40 additional jobs in Auburn. We congratulate the company on their continued success in Auburn,” said Auburn Mayor Bill Ham.
The Auburn facility is part of WEIDMANN Plastics Technology which engineers and produces sophisticated multi-component, injection-molded plastics applications in the automotive, industrial and medical industries. The company opened an operation in Auburn in 2003 and expanded its facility once before in 2006. The current expansion will add approximately 48,750 square feet to the facility where the construction is expected to be completed this fall.
“The expanded capacity is needed to host additional business awarded in the automotive industry,” Thomas Freiburghaus, Executive Vice President Plastics Technology, Automotive & Industrial Division, commented. “We’re proud of the achievements of our Alabama team and look forward to many more good years in Auburn,” Mr. Freiburghaus added.
WEIDMANN PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA is part of the Swiss based WICOR (Weidmann International Corporation) Group – a leading supplier of engineered products and services for the electrical and plastics technology business segments.
For additional information on the company, please contact www.weidmann-plastics.com
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For more information on the City of Auburn Economic Development Program, please contact Economic Development Department at (334) 501-7270.