Elkhart, Ind.-based Postle Aluminum announced its second major expansion in as many years to its Cassopolis, Mich., aluminum extrusion facility. According to a press release, the expansion will help support the booming RV market along with other industries that use aluminum extrusions in the local area.
The company reported the expansion will result in the creation of 40 new jobs. Postle has secured a grant with the state of Michigan to help in the hiring and training of the new workforce.
To accommodate the expansion, Postle purchased four acres adjacent to its existing property, bringing the total to 17 acres at its sprawling aluminum extrusion campus. This $8 million expansion will consist of a 58,000-square-foot extrusion plant and a centralized maintenance facility.
The new state of-the-art 2,750 ton UBE extrusion press and Granco Clark run-out equipment will add a substantial amount of capacity and help satisfy the uptick in the customer demand, the company said.
Postle broke ground on the building construction last fall. The equipment installation is expected to be completed and ready for testing in late April and production will begin in May.
Postle Aluminum’s extrusion operations and distribution centers serves the RV, cargo, specialty trailer, fencing, and marine markets.