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Piper Plastics to build new 90,000-square-foot facility in Mesa

Jun 7, 2018, 4:31 AM | Updated: Jun 21, 2018, 2:20 pm
Piper Plastics plans to build a new 90,000-square-foot facility in the Falcon District near Falcon ...
Piper Plastics plans to build a new 90,000-square-foot facility in the Falcon District near Falcon Field in Mesa. (Screengrab)
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PHOENIX — Piper Plastics announced Wednesday it will invest $10 million into a new 90,000-square-foot facility in the city of Mesa.

The facility will be located in the North American Research and Development Tech Center in the city of Mesa’s Falcon District near Greenfield and McKellips roads, in close proximity to the Red Mountain 202.

“It’s a good, strategic location for attracting talent,” Aric Bopp, the deputy director for strategic initiative in the city of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development, told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

“I think that’s why why they are going to be there and Mesa is going to be the beneficiary of that with the jobs and the investment they are making into our community.”

A global provider of high performance polymer materials and plastic components, Piper Plastics will begin construction on the new facility in July, with plans to begin operations in June 2019.

The facility will initially open with 130 employees before increasing to more than 175 over the next three years, with an average hourly wage of $20-$25 per hour.

In close proximity to neighboring East Valley cities, the Falcon District presents Piper Plastics with a large labor market and strategic location for their facility.

“Falcon Field area is a great place to grow our business,” Randy White, the president of Piper Plastics, said in a statement.

“Our parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Company, chose to invest in Piper Plastics, as well as to build our new Technology Center for North America in Mesa due to the growing skilled and young workforce, ideal climate, and excellent infrastructure in support of manufacturing business.”

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Piper Plastics to build new 90,000-square-foot facility in Mesa