In the effort to keep up with demand, Pipeline Plastics LLC is expanding its high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe operations with a new manufacturing facility in West Texas. Construction of a 40,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art facility will begin soon on a 15-acre site in the Levelland, Texas, Rail Park, with production of HDPE pipe expected by the end of 2014. The total project will include up to $10 million in new capital and will employ up to 40 employees.
This is the third location to be opened in as many years following the 2011 commissioning of Pipeline Plastics’ first location in Decatur, Texas, and its second facility in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, last year. The new plant will primarily serve the region’s energy market, although water, sewer, irrigation, mining and industrial applications are also planned markets for this facility.
“We have positioned Pipeline Plastics for growth in the markets we serve by continuing to provide our customers with excellent service and exceptional product quality, which are both key components of our business model,” said Monty Fisher, president and CEO of the company. “As a result, demand for our products is very strong.”
HDPE pipe is the preferred product for use in many applications due to its toughness, corrosion resistance, ease of installation and heat-fused joints, which Mary Houston, vice president of sales, said are “environmentally friendly” and “feature leak-free joints, which prevent infiltration.”