GF Central Plastics Breaks Ground on Additional PlantGF Central Plastics Breaks Ground on Additional Plant
The $30 million investment will create up to 300 new full-time jobs in Shawnee, OK.
November 17, 2023
Georg Fischer (GF) Central Plastics has broken ground for a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Shawnee, OK. The $30 million investment will accommodate the company’s growing business needs while creating as many as 300 full-time jobs when the plant opens, said the company in a news release.
GF Central Plastics describes itself as North America’s largest single-source manufacturer of metal and polyethylene pipe joining products in the gas and municipal water utility industry.
The new metals facility will sit on a 40-acre site purchased from Shawnee Forward, an economic development nonprofit. Upon completion, GF Central Plastics will relocate its gas meter fabrication department to the new location, freeing space at its established nearby plant for growth in its plastics manufacturing business. The new site will also house offices, a warehouse, and shipping and receiving services.
Designed by Tap Architecture in consultation with Entegrity Partners, the project will seek LEED Silver certification for its sustainable design and construction, which is expected to continue through the spring of 2025. “Our decision to invest in Shawnee reflects the hard work and dedication of everyone in our GF Central Plastics division,” said James Jackson, head of the Americas business unit at GF Piping Systems, at the Nov. 14 groundbreaking. “Their strong performance has been a critical asset for our company, and we’re proud to give them added room to grow.”
In related news, GF Piping Systems’ parent company Georg Fischer AG (GF) acquired plastic pipe extruder Uponor, making it a global leader in sustainable water and flow technology, claims the company. The $2 billion deal between Switzerland-based GF and its Finland-based peer closed on Nov. 13.
About the Author(s)
You May Also Like
FDA Investigates Failure-Prone Plastic Syringes Made in ChinaDec 04, 2023
Fiber-reinforced Polyamide for 3D Printing Boasts Low Moisture AbsorptionDec 04, 2023
AdvaMed Joins National Campaign to Improve Supply-Chain PerformanceDec 04, 2023
Resin Price Report: End-of-Year Discounts Begin to AppearDec 02, 2023