A provider of thermoplastics and thermoset products that serve automotive, appliances, consumer products and medical industries, Engineered Plastic Components is investing $8.05 million in a 125,000-square-foot facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The project is expected to create 75 new jobs.
According to the Birmingham Business Alliance, EPC acquired its second facility in the Birmingham region from INOAC in September 2020 and plans to add 10 injection molding machines ranging in size from 200 tons to 3,000 tons.
“Alabama is attractive because of the automotive OEM and other customers in the area,” said Reza Kargarzadeh, president and CEO of EPC. “We are expanding to provide the most efficient injection molding and thermoset processes to all automotive OEMs in the area.”
The company’s first facility is located in Leeds, where it has serviced automotive and consumer products through injection molding and assembly since 2014 and doubled in size in 2018. Founded in 1994 in Iowa, EPC has 17 locations across North America, predominantly in the Midwest and Southeast.
“Since locating within our region in 2014, Engineered Plastic Components has been a key member of our business community and its growth in our area has created a large number of quality jobs,” added Birmingham Business Alliance’s Vice President of Economic Development Jeff Traywick. “We are excited to see the company continue that success with its second facility to be located in Bessemer.”