Reading, Pa., November 30, 2011— Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) celebrated the recent 75,000 square-foot expansion of its Scranton facility in the fourth quarter of 2011 with a luncheon and tour for its local businesses and dignitaries.
This facility primarily manufactures various grades of polyolefin materials that are used in diverse markets including medical equipment, food processing and packaging equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and a wide range of industrial applications.
“This 75,000 square-foot addition to our operation came right on the heels of the recent expansion of our Distribution Center – which was similar in scope,” commented Scranton Operations & Site Manager, Stephen Uliana. “Our local team of 170 employees is excited to begin full production in our growing home.”
This most recent expansion, which was completed in late September 2011, provides additional space to increase production of Quadrant’s popular line of specialty polyethylene materials. Growth of these advanced PE formulations drove Quadrant’s desire invest in higher technology green manufacturing that reduces energy usage and waste, helping to make Quadrant not only a growing company but a responsible part of the community.
Quadrant President and CEO Glen Steady said, “Our Scranton team has done an exceptional job of continually finding ways to improve our operations. Quadrant’s continued and significant investment in the site and the people is a direct result of the effort and attitude of those who make us a successful business. We’re very proud to be a growing part of Scranton and Lackawanna County.”
Quadrant’s Scranton operations, which includes Keyser Valley and Laurel Line production facilities as well as the NA Distribution Center, primarily manufactures various grades of polyolefin materials that are used in diverse markets including medical equipment, food processing and packaging equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and a wide range of industrial applications.
Since Quadrant’s 2004 acquisition of the former Poly Hi Solidur’s Scranton operations, there have been significant investments in safety, production and quality. Scranton has become the North American Logistics and Distribution center for Quadrant EPP and recently an OSHA VPP Star applicant—with impressive safety performance. All of Quadrant’s manufacturing operations are ISO9001-2008 registered and many of the products produced in Scranton meet stringent regulatory agency and industry specifications.
About Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP)
Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products materials range from UHMW polyethylene (UHMW-PE), nylon (PA) and acetal (POM) to ultra-high performance polymers that resist temperatures to over 800°F (425°C). The company’s products are used to manufacture high performance, machined parts in food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generation and diverse industrial equipment. Quadrant EPP’s products are supported by a global team of application development and technical service engineers.
Full support in evaluating designs and machining of parts is available from Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products’ Technical Support Group. Learn more about Quadrant at http://www.quadrantplastics.com.
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