The new extrusion line is capable of producing complex, tight-tolerance extruded profiles which can utilize up to four different polymers. Company officials cited continued growth in their industrial, automotive and recreational vehicle markets which led to the expanded production area and investment to serve a growing application and customer base. Joining the Jaeger-Unitek team for the new extruder ribbon-cutting ceremony included Tom Dermody, La Porte City Mayor, Jim Pressel, Indiana State House Representative, Bert Cook, Executive Director of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) and Jackie Dermody, Regional Director, Senator Mike Braun’s Office and Glenn Bruce, Executive, Collins and Company.
“Our customers continue to expand in their respective market areas requiring high performance engineered thermoplastic materials with outstanding properties in very harsh environments. We find our RV customers demanding material and process technologies which deliver parts consolidation, ease of assembly and durability when exposed to extreme temperature cycling and UV light. Our greatest strength is our people and how we apply unique materials knowledge to help our customers improve performance and reduce total costs”, commented by Kevin Casey, President, Jaeger-Unitek.