Mulch, horticultural substrates, and soil conditioning solutions manufacturer Profile Products recently opened a new wood fiber processing plant in Conover, NC, the company announced in a release Monday.
Profile said the opening of the new facility is part of a five-phase expansion effort that aims to boost capacity to accommodate future growth and add infrastructure that assists the firm in developing new fiber technologies.
The Buffalo Grove, IL-based company also installed new state-of-the-art greenhouses at the facility that will be used for researching and developing sustainable products and technologies and opened facilities for training and educating customers and employees. Future expansions of the site will include new structures for storing raw materials and packaging lines.
“Our customers have shown us that they value our environmentally friendly products and this expansion will ensure we meet their growing demands for sustainable products,” Jim Tanner, president and chief executive officer of Profile Products, said in a statement. “We’re also excited to leverage the new greenhouses to develop the next generation of products for our customers.”
The Conover facility is located near the company’s raw ingredients, which keep its transportation costs low and lessens the site’s carbon footprint, according to Profile.