IPEX celebrates grand opening of U.S. flagship injection molding manufacturing facility
October 11, 2023
IPEX announced the opening of its new U.S. technological flagship manufacturing facility in Pineville, North Carolina. The grand opening event, held at the new facility, was attended by more than 150 people including IPEX employees and the IPEX leadership team, as well as Aliaxis’ global CEO, members of government and other local representatives.
The new 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art injection molding plant features fully electric injection molding machines, flexible proprietary automation, cloud connectivity and industry-leading health and safety best practices. The facility will significantly increase IPEX’s U.S. production capability to manufacture fittings for plumbing, electrical, industrial and municipal applications.
“This facility is an important part of our North American growth strategy to expand our U.S. footprint and better serve our customers,” said Alex Mestres, CEO, IPEX. “I am proud to share that our $200-million-dollar investment in this Pineville facility is IPEX’s largest investment to date and is one of the most advanced plastics facilities in the manufacturing industry. Thank you to the IPEX team, local partners and government for your dedication and support in getting this facility operational.”
IPEX has invested in the Pineville area for more than 20 years, starting with an extrusion plant and distribution facility, growing to its current footprint of five manufacturing sites and three distribution centers located across North Carolina. IPEX has created nearly 700 jobs in the region,150 in this new facility.
“The opening of this plant is an exciting moment for the town of Pineville. Congratulations, IPEX, on this exciting project and your continued commitment to strengthening North Carolina’s economic growth in the manufacturing sector,” said Jack Edwards, mayor of Pineville.
As a North American leader in our industry, IPEX is committed to supporting the communities where we operate, and our employees live and work. In addition to the ribbon-cutting event, IPEX presented She Built This City, an organization dedicated to building pathways for youth, women and marginalized communities in the construction and manufacturing industry, with a donation of $25,000.
“IPEX’s generous donation isn’t just about funds; it’s the key to unlocking a world of opportunity in trades for a passionate cohort of women. Through our workforce development programs, we’re on a purpose-driven journey, training women in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and painting,” said LaToya Faustin, executive director, She Built This City. It’s more than just training; it’s about reshaping the industry. We’re not just honored; we’re on fire to amplify the presence of women in trades.”