Falcon Plastics expanding Tennesee facility

Falconplastics.com photo: The Falcon Plastics facility in Lexington, Tennessee, will be expanded.

LEXINGTON, Tennessee – Falcon Plastics recently announced that it is in the process of expanding its Lexington, Tennessee. facility. 

Falcon Plastics has seen increased sales that have positioned the company to add additional manufacturing space to the facility. Additionally, Falcon’s customers have forecast significant growth and have collaborated with Falcon Plastics for their manufacturing necessities. Falcon has begun preparations to bring in several new pieces of equipment, allowing the company to manufacture at higher volumes. 

To do this, Falcon has broken ground on a 20,000-square-foot expansion. This addition is phase 1 of a potential three-phase plan. The phase 1 addition will be to manage the increase in demand for current customers as well as growth in new business, creating much needed capacity to release tension on the current facility’s maxed space. 

The 20,000 square feet being added this year will be for additional warehousing; allowing two to three injection and blow molding machines to be added to the current production and warehousing areas.

“We are very excited about all the growth and big changes to the Lexington Facility,” says Shae Hensley, Falcon Plastics Lexington plant manager. “These expansion phases will allow us to grow with the current and future demands of our customers, also allowing us to expand our Falcon team-members by adding new positions to our team.”

The operations team has already begun working on a plan for phase 2 and 3 expansions, allowing for additional machines in the future with the potential to start phase 2 beginning in 2022.

The additional warehouse space will allow Falcon to grow with its diverse customer base and distribution services. 

The company is forecasting continued growth patterns, which will allow additional growth of business and jobs to the Lexington, Tennessee, area. Falcon expects the phase 1 expansion to be completed by the end of summer 2021.

Falcon Plastics is a third generation, family owned and operated business, headquartered in Brookings. Founded in 1975, Falcon Plastics is a mid- to high-volume custom molder, manufacturing a wide variety of products in use every day by people all over the world. Falcon Plastics currently operates four manufacturing facilities with over 300,000 square feet of facilities in Brookings and Madison, Lexington, Tennessee, and Tigard, Oregon, as well as a partnership in a 40,000-square-foot facility in Suzhou, China.

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