Manufacturing & distribution site will increase service & supply in Northeast Michigan
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), celebrated its newest manufacturing facility with a grand opening event that saw more than 150 people in attendance. Located in Clifford, Mich., the plant has already increased the local availability of the company's products in Northeast Michigan and Southwestern Ontario. This is the company's second pipe production facility in Michigan, complementing the existing plant located in Owosso.
“This area is especially strong in the demand for our single wall agricultural pipe,” said Joe Chlapaty, chairman and CEO of ADS. "Farmers have just gone through one of the roughest drought periods of all time. A field water management system cannot only blunt the effects of a drought but can also increase crop yield by 25%.”
The new Clifford plant is part of ADS' $10 million capital investment announced in 2011 to add pipe production capacity to the region. Part of ADS' network of 55 manufacturing locations world-wide, it now has 15 employees in a 25,000 sq ft facility.
"As we increase production, we'll add employees," Chlapaty said.