Impact Plastics, a leader in the custom sheet extrusion industry specializing in high efficiency, tight tolerance, thin gauge extruded sheet and roll stock, expanded into West Rockingham Industrial Park’s newest shell building located in Richmond County, North Carolina.
This will mark the second location for Impact Plastics in Richmond County, following continued growth and expansion. Impact Plastics – South is located in Pine Hills Industrial Park in Hamlet, North Carolina.
According to Richmond County Economic Development, the 40,000 square foot building at West Rockingham Industrial Park features an additional 40,000 square feet of graded space, making the building eventually expandable to up to 80,000 square feet. Calling Richmond County home since 2005, Impact Plastics signed a lease with the option to purchase a few months after construction began on the shell building, the fifth shell building constructed by Richmond County Economic Development.
“The County listened to and evaluated Impact’s needs. In doing so, the build was tweaked to meet current demands while considering the future,” stated Loren Temple, Operations Manager for Impact Plastics. “The County’s commitment to Impact Plastics as a manufacturer is both valued and welcomed.
“Impact Plastics’ goal is expansion, more production meeting our customer’s current and future requirements, Temple continued. “The addition of the shell building provides Impact flexibility within our processes. The building offers Impact space to bring new technologies and materials in setting forth on a path for success.”
The shell building was funded by a $1 Million Community Development Block Grant (loan) and a $1 Million Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant, through Pee Dee Electric Member Cooperative. PDEMC has had a role in the construction of all five of Richmond County’s Shell Buildings.
“One of the seven cooperative principles is concern for the community. We want our communities to grow and thrive, so by utilizing the Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant programs, we can be a part of this success,” said Cathy Page, Vice President of Member Services for Pee Dee Electric. “The collaboration and cooperation we share with Richmond County has been great over the years.”
Impact Plastics joins General Glass, CAI Inks, Viking Pool and Piedmont Natural Gas as occupants of shell buildings constructed by the county. Richmond County’s Shell Building program is one of the most successful in the state.
“We are extremely proud of our shell building program,” said Kenneth Robinette, Chairman of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners. “As one of the friendliest areas in the state for attracting new businesses, the completion and occupation of our fifth shell building further demonstrates Richmond County’s dedication to attracting industry to our community.”