McPherson, KS, Sep. 28, 2021 ̶̶ Plastics Extrusion Machinery LLC (PEM), the leading U.S. manufacturer of downstream extrusion equipment in the PVC pipe and custom profile industries will be hosting a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Thursday, October 7th at 8:30 a.m. to celebrate the completion of their new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in McPherson, Kansas. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the new building located at 2475 Northview Rd.
Nathan Spearman, PEM’s owner, and CEO will speak along with representatives from Hutton Construction, the General Contractors on the project. Local leaders will also share a few words about PEM’s investment in the McPherson community.
Immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, PEM will open the facility for tours. Guests can view the administrative space and sign up for a tour of the production space.
This new building consolidates, under one roof, operations from PEM’s previous facility in McPherson as well as their facility in Tumwater, Washington, which was closed earlier this year. “When our lease ran out in Washington, it just made sense to move our operations to Kansas”, said Nathan Spearman, PEM’s, Owner and CEO. “The new space increases our production and administrative capacity by 87,000 sq. ft., which easily accommodates operations from Tumwater and McPherson and leaves room for future growth.” The site for the new building also has additional land available for future expansion.
Spearman purchased PEM in 2017, and since then, the company has grown significantly, purchasing competing company Advance Equipment Company (AEC) in 2018, expanding their manufacturing footprint to include a second facility in Tumwater, Washington. In addition, Spearman purchased the business technology of Costa Rican company BellTech, also in 2018.
The new space was designed with employees in mind and has many features that make the space more comfortable for current and future employees, including a large break room and additional meeting spaces. “I’m so excited for this next phase of PEM, as we have more room to expand our workforce and increase our production speeds. There are exciting things on the horizon for PEM,” said Spearman.
Plastics Extrusion Machinery LLC (PEM) is the leading U.S. manufacturer of downstream equipment for the PVC pipe and custom profile industries. PEM specializes in pipe belling machines, pipe and profile pullers, utility and travel saws, hydrostatic testing machines, pipe bundlers, and other downstream equipment. PEM’s core purpose is to serve humanity by enabling the manufacture of plastic materials that flows life-giving resources to our community and the rest of the world, and that is what keeps us moving forward as an organization.