OAKMONT, Pa. — Chelsea Building Products has announced the addition of a second manufacturing facility in Greenville, Texas, plus enhancements and added capacity to its other plant in Oakmont, Pa.
Chelsea is an integrated manufacturer providing product design, material development, extrusion tooling technology and finished product to manufacturers and distributors throughout North America.
Since 1985, Chelsea Building Products has operated in one location in Oakmont.
Over the years, the company said its product portfolio and customer base has continued to expand. Along with this growth, investments in equipment and infrastructure have been made in Oakmont to keep up with the demand for energy-efficient, high-performing window systems as well as PVC based products such as mouldings, railings, shutters, and Everlast Advanced Composite siding.
“We knew at some point in time, the demand for our products would necessitate a second production facility,” states 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.”
Company officials said the new facility is strategically located to service Chelsea's current and future customers in the Southern and Western U.S.
The 126,000-square-foot space was previously used as an extrusion operation and has the capability for future expansion. The infrastructure is set up for a total of 15 extrusion lines, which allows for a fast startup. Extrusion equipment has already been ordered and is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2018, and Chelsea Building Products anticipates a full startup in early January 2019.