IPEX is celebrating the opening of its $200-million flagship injection moulding plant, one of the most advanced plastics manufacturing facilities in the industry.
The 200,000-sq.-ft. facility, built in IPEX’s headquarters of Pineville, NC, includes industry 4.0 features such as artificial intelligence and flexible automation capabilities to significantly increase the company’s production capacity for fittings. The plant also features fully electric moulding machines, energy-efficient lighting, high-efficiency machines to use less electricity and water, and cloud connectivity. It is expected to add more than 150 new jobs in the region.
IPEX, an Aliaxis Company, produces thermoplastic piping systems and fittings for plumbing, electrical, industrial, and municipal applications.