Silver-Line Plastics Corp., an industry-leading manufacturer of plastic pipe products, recently announced plans to double the size of its Lawton, Okla. facility. The company will invest $10 million over the next five years to grow the facility to 150,000-square feet and add extrusion lines and indoor storage space for pipe and tubing products.
Headquartered in North Carolina, Silver-Line serves the irrigation, plumbing, electrical, utility and industrial markets with a broad range of pipe products, including PVC, CPVC, PVC Condiut, Polyethylene and PEX.
“When we were first ready to expand outside our home state of North Carolina 15 years ago, we chose Lawton for its business friendly environment, strategic location, and people,” said Ricky Silver, President and CEO. “This expansion confirms that Silver-Line made the right decision,” Silver said, “We look forward to growing our business in Lawton for many years to come.”
The expansion will mean about 20 new jobs at the Lawton Plant, according to Keith O. Bridges, Director of Economic Development and Recruitment at Great Plains Technology Center (GPTC). Bridges and the Lawton Economic Development Corporation (LED) have worked closely with Silver-Line’s management team to make this expansion possible.
Lawton’s Mayor, Fred Fitch said, “This economic development project is a great example on how a community can leverage its economic development resources like Comanche County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA), Lawton Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and Great Plains Technology Center (GPTC).”
Several entities worked in tandem to put an economic development package together for Silver-Line according to Bridges. He credited a Comanche County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) $800,000 loan, state incentives, business services provided by Great Plains Technology Center’s Economic Development Center, Lawton Economic Development Corporation (LED) and the Lawton Ft. Sill Chamber of Commerce.
Phil Kennedy, Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporations (LED) Chairman of the Board said, “LED designed and implemented new strategies that included leading and engaging our community partners. In this past year we are starting to see these strategic results with job creation and capital investment in our community.”
About Silver-Line Plastics Corporation
Founded in 1962, Silver-Line Plastics is an American owned and operated manufacturer of the industry’s highest quality plastic pipe products, featuring PVC, CPVC, Polyethylene, Geothermal, and PEX plastic pipe and tubing. In addition to Lawton, the company operates plants in North Carolina and Florida.