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Plascore to Expand Aerospace Business Unit in Zeeland, Mich., U.S.

Plascore Inc. (Zeeland, Mich., U.S.) – a manufacturer of honeycomb cores for aerospace, marine, mass transportation and construction industries, is expanding its Zeeland, Michigan operations, investing $6 million and creating 10-15 jobs over the next two years. Plascore Inc. currently has four facilities in the Zeeland Industrial Park and more than 300 full time employees.

Plascore - New FacilityPlascore Inc. is building an approximate 73,500-square-foot addition onto its current Aerospace Business Unit facility at 500 E. Roosevelt in Zeeland, doubling the size of this facility. The company says this expansion will allow it to develop and install additional automated production equipment, facilitating capacity increases at competitive costs to meet the demands of aerospace customers. Job openings encompass general manufacturing labor, skilled machine operators, customer service specialists, automation and product development engineers. The City of Zeeland is supporting Plascore’s expansion in the form of a PA 198 tax abatement.

“Plascore has benefited from significant growth in the aerospace industry over the last few years,” says Chuck DeGlopper, VP of the aramid honeycomb division at Plascore. “Due to the tremendous effort and attitude of our employees, we have been able to meet the increased demand and win additional customers. Our goal is to be the industry’s preferred supplier of honeycomb products. This expansion will allow us to continue pursuing new product innovations, while maintaining best-in-class lead times backed by outstanding customer service.”

Along with honeycomb cores, Plascore manufactures honeycomb panels for various composite structures, such as cleanroom walls and ceilings, light rail vehicles and yacht interiors.

By: CompositesWorld, View Complete Article