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Peabody Rotomolding Engineering turns 70, invests $5.6M in East Coast plant

     Corona, Calif.-based Peabody Engineering LLC, a manufacturer of rotational formers and fiberglass, expands to Liberty, South Carolina, for $5.6 million, creating 35 jobs and marking 70 of its founding anniversary.
       The manufacturer of polyethylene storage tanks, fiberglass structural profiles, and antenna and base station concealment systems has opened a 50,000-square-foot production facility to meet full East Coast demand for its products.
       The company’s second facility has similar equipment and technology to its 32,400-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in California.
       According to company officials, the expansion is the next step in strengthening Peabody Engineering’s position by reducing lead times and increasing regional availability.
       ”This is a strategic move by Peabody to leverage the distribution and logistics network in this strategic East Coast location,” CEO Mark Peabody said in a news release.”It brings us closer to some of our key customers and allows us to leverage the strong workforce in Liberty, South Carolina.”
       The company is hiring rotomolding machine operators and trainees, welders/fabricators, assemblers, product finishers, purchasing and inventory control personnel, customer service representatives, maintenance technicians, CAD designers, and office staff.
       Founded in Gardena, California, in 1952, Peabody Engineering began selling agricultural fertilizer equipment and quickly grew into a manufacturer of bulk storage containers and chemical-related products.
       The company now designs and manufactures containers for the storage of acids, caustic, sodium hypochlorite, biocides, high-purity products, lubricants, cosmetics, and more for the water treatment, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and oil and gas markets.
       Other Peabody products, such as telecommunications concealment systems, are made of fiberglass, foam or vinyl and also serve as bell towers, flagpoles, spires, windmills and church crosses.

Post time: Jun-01-2022