Pöppelmann Plastics USA LLC will expand its manufacturing campus in the City of Claremont.
According to a statement, the plastics manufacturer will create 133 new jobs in Catawba County by investing more than $19.2 million to increase its manufacturing campus.
This expansion will increase Pöppelmann’s manufacturing capacity to accommodate its automotive production line by 100,000 sq. ft.
The U.S. division of the German plastic fabricator opened in 2007 in North Carolina with a focus on plastic pots and cultivation systems for the commercial horticulture industry.
“Though this expansion is just beginning, it is the culmination of years of strategic growth and planning to diversify the Claremont operation. It will allow us to grow all divisions of our business (TEKU, K-TECH, KAPSTO) by supplying the automotive OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and the horticultural industry on a greater scale in the United States, and Canada. We appreciate the encouragement of our parent company, the dedication of our hard-working Pöppelmann Plastics USA employees and the support of the city, county and state to bring this day to fruition,” stated Craig Moody, president of Pöppelmann Plastics USA.