A company manufacturing a wide variety of plastic components and polymer materials has announced plans to build a modern 90,000 square foot facility in Mesa.
Piper Plastics, which was has had an office in Chandler since 1986, says its new building will go up inside a 63-acre high-tech hub at the Falcon Field Airport.
The company built a 15,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Chandler in 1991.
With construction slated to begin later this summer, the new two-story Piper Plastics facility at 1705 N. 48th street will go up on currently vacant land and will house just under 61,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
Also included in the project will be 14,000 square feet of warehouse space, and office space measuring around 2,100 square feet.
The $10 million Piper Plastics project represents continued growth for a company whose products are used in the aerospace, defense, energy, and advanced manufacturing industries.
Founded in Illinois in 1980, Piper Plastics was acquired in 2016 by the Switzerland-based Quadrant Group, which manufactures shapes based on high-performance plastic resins.
In turn, Quadrant is owned by the Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Chemical Company.
Plans for Piper Plastic’s new Mesa facility, which will also include an enclosed loading yard, have been submitted to Mesa’s Planning and Zoning Board for review.
If all goes according to schedule, work on the plant should be completed by early next summer.
By Garry Boulard
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