IPEX Invests In Pipe Extrusion Capacity

IPEX is investing in an expansion that will impact three of its pipe extrusion facilities and fall under its North American growth strategy. A total of 28 production lines will be added to the IPEX facilities in Asheville, NC; Lawton, OK; and Fort Pierce, FL. These lines will use the latest in high-speed extrusion technology and include closed-loop wall monitors, end-of-line pipe bundling automation, and gravimetric feeding systems. In planning the expansion, the company envisions possible next phase expansion and further automation in the future. The expansion will also increase production capacity for its pipe business to ensure high fill rates both in the U.S. and Canada.