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9/11/2013 5:46:00 PM
KN Platech ready for $3.8 million expansion at Shelbyville plant

Nick Cusack, Shelbyville News Staff Writer

KN Platech officials say they are starting on their plant expansion this week.

The company symbolically broke ground Monday and planned to actually break ground Tuesday when contractor Runnebohm Construction gets to work.

"We'll complete it by the end of the second week of February," said plant manager Kevin Gay.

The expansion will add 36,000 square feet to the 50,000 square foot plant. The company hopes to add 30 employees, said Human Resources Manager Randie Danhauer. He said they have added 50 other employees in the past few months and are hiring.

Altogether, with the new equipment, it will be a $3.8 million project.

The company produces plastic parts for automobiles. They create deck boards which go in trunks and shock absorbers which go into car doors. Their products wind up in Nissans and Hondas.

"We have a very unique process that makes our material lighter than normal blow moldings," Gay said.

KN Platech opened in Shelbyville in 2011. It is a collaboration with two Japanese companies, Kyoraku Co. Ltd. and Nagase & Co. Ltd.

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