Projected output up by 30% in U.S.
Atlanta-based Tensar Corp. said in an Oct. 19 press release that it is making an investment to increase the output capacity of its geogrid production plant in Morrow, Ga. The company said that the expansion in production “will come on stream in 2012 enabling an increase in output of 30%.”
“Significant growth of our TriAx geogrid sales in the Americas has prompted the move,” said Don Meltzer, Tensar CEO. “Since launching TriAx in the Americas in 2009, we have seen a tremendous response from our customers who have embraced the new technology, resulting in a major shift in sales from our biaxial grids to TriAx, as well as experiencing overall growth in our sales of road stabilization geogrids.”
Tensar produces its geogrids by extruding a sheet of polymer followed by a process of punching and drawing to create a stiff grid structure. Increased extrusion capacity will balance the existing output of the geogrid punching and drawing processes at the Morrow plant, the press release said.
“We have three plants that service our global needs,” said Tensar president Bob Vevoda. “The Morrow plant serves the Americas, while our U.K. and China plants primarily serve the rest of the global demand. We will also be investing in a similar expansion in our Wuhan (China) plant to add further capacity in early 2013.”