An Auburn manufacturer is bringing new life to an old, shuttered factory space.
Currier Plastics Inc. held a celebration this week at the former TRW Automotive plant on Crane Brook Drive in Aurelius. Currier recently purchased the building and is in the process of preparing it for expansion.
Currier is seeing increased demand from its health care market business.
“Currier has become a leading provider for complex, precise consumables in several health care markets. This expansion will give us the place to grow more incredibly strong valuable partnerships,” said Ron Ringleben. He’s Currier’s vice president of business development.
The company’s primary facility on Columbus Street has also been in development for several years.
The former TRW facility will mean 75,000 square feet of additional space.
“While the focus of the new facility is driven by the demand in the healthcare space, this new facility will allow us to continue to support our key customers in other spaces like general packaging and amenities,” said Rob Knapp. He serves as the company’s sales and marketing manager.
Construction work should be completed by early 2023. Once finished, around 50 new jobs will be added over the following two years in the facility. The company employs around 260 now.