Aurora Plastics’ renovated its 60,000-square-foot Pasadena, TX, manufacturing facility, which now incorporates the latest in blending, controls and automation, enabling the company to continue to provide the highest quality compounds and exceptional customer service.

Aurora Plastics Completes Texas Facility Expansion

Major renovation includes the installation of state-of-the-art equipment for enhanced capabilities.

STREETSBORO, OH, February 28, 2019– Aurora Plastics, a global leader in PVC compounds headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, unveiled the recent expansion and renovation of their 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Pasadena, Texas. The investment marks the company’s continued commitment to expanding the services and products offered to customers in the Western and Southern United States and its focus to grow export business.

The renovated plant includes the latest in blending, controls and automation, enabling Aurora Plastics to provide the highest quality compounds and exceptional customer service to an expanded range of customers.  The upgrades also include a new lab and product testing capabilities.

The plant will initially produce Aurora Plastics’ rigid PVC product line, AuroraTec™, and will continue to offer bagging and export services.   Aurora Plastics sees this site as a strategic location for continued expansion to support customer growth and is evaluating further expansion in flexible PVC compounds and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

“Our team in Pasadena embodies Aurora’s mission to be our customers’ first choice in polymer compounds,” says Jeff Conard, senior vice president of operations, Aurora Plastics. “The employees drove this project, providing important insight into many of the renovation opportunities, while continuing to service existing customers.”

“Our Pasadena team did an outstanding job of delivering this important project in a very short period of time.  We are excited to introduce this newest facility and its capabilities to our customers,” says Darrell Hughes, chief executive officer, Aurora Plastics.

The company unveiled the renovations with a ceremony on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Attendees included Aurora Plastics board of directors and members of its executive team, including: Conard and Hughes; Matt McDonald, chief financial officer; Matthew Kuwatch, vice president, marketing and business development; and Bill Trask, director of strategic sourcing. Mayor Jeff Wagner of Pasadena, TX, and other city officials also attended.

Aurora Plastics acquired the facility from JPI South in May 2018. Immediately, the company began investing significant capital to upgrade the space, equipment, and technology available, while working with the existing staff, who played a significant role in the renovation. It took approximately 11 months to complete.

Founded in 1997, Aurora Plastics is based in Streetsboro, Ohio and is known for providing the highest quality PVC Compounds, advanced polymers and custom plastics in the industry. The company offers a broad range of rigid and flexible PVC products, including industry-leading technologies in rigid cellular foam, dark weatherable capstocks, and compounds that require exacting color match specifications. In addition to PVC, Aurora Plastics has an extensive product offering which includes TPEs, CPE alloys, custom TPO formulations and alloys, flame-retardant concentrates, low-smoke zero halogen compounds, and purge compounds.  Their manufacturing facilities optimize best practices and utilize the most current technologies, building a reputation for ensuring consistency and reliability in a variety of applications. Aurora Plastics’ manufacturing facilities employ processes that are certified ISO 9001-2015 with Design, setting the benchmark on product quality and lot-to-lot consistency in the industry.   

Aurora Plastics’ Jeff Conard, senior vice president of operations (left) and Darrell Hughes, chief executive officer, prepare to unveil the renovated facility.

Aurora Plastics’ CEO Darrell Hughes (left); Nathan King, maintenance manager; and Gus Stark, plant manager, unveil the company’s Pasadena, TX, facility after completing renovations.