Toray Plastics (America) Expanding Front Royal Facility
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Toray Industries, Inc., is adding a new foam production line and extrusion capacity in a $45 million expansion to its Front Royal facility in Warren County, Virginia.
As a leader in high-performance films, synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, Toray Plastics (America) will add extrusion capability and a new production line to meet growing customer demand. The project will create 30 new jobs
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is a manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries.
“We have had a long and successful relationship with the State of Virginia and to base this new expansion in Front Royal was the best, most logical choice,” said Michael Brandmeier, President & CEO, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “Our existing workforce is the backbone of our business, and we look forward to adding this new capacity and these 30 new jobs over the next several years.”
“This exciting announcement is another win for Virginia’s thriving advanced manufacturing sector, as well as our ongoing efforts to help corporate partners like Toray Plastics (America) expand and create new jobs in communities like Front Royal,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We are working aggressively to leverage Virginia’s world-class business environment and workforce to help more companies like Toray make the right decision to locate, grow and succeed here in Virginia. The manufacturing sector continues to be a cornerstone of our efforts to build a new Virginia economy, locally and internationally, and my administration is committed to supporting Toray’s continued success in Front Royal.”