Jan. 29 2021 11:20 AM

The initiative comes after major acquisitions and enhancements.

Profile’s 2019 Conover, North Carolina, plant expansion.

Profile Products LLC, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, began a $9 million manufacturing expansion project that will provide a significant increase in capacity, improved logistics and enhanced safety and quality for its sustainable product lines. It aims to strengthen the company’s position in soil and vegetation management solutions, horticultural substrates and professional turf and sports field management.

The expansion projects, which are part of Profile’s strategic growth plan, will be completed throughout the next year.

“We are continually looking for ways to elevate the industries we serve through our innovative products, state-of-the-art facilities and educational initiatives,” says Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile Products. “This expansion is a continuation of our commitment to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations by providing the best solutions for their environment.”

In 2019, Profile added a second fiber processing plant in Conover, North Carolina, which doubled plant capacity, created modern greenhouses and added new fiber processing technologies. Since then, the company has grown with the acquisitions of HydroStraw, a manufacturer of straw-based erosion control products, and Sunterra Horticulture, a sphagnum peat moss producer.

The new investments will add significantly more fiber-processing capacity, high-tech packaging and modern warehousing in both its North Carolina and Rockford, Washington facilities. Additionally, Profile will continue to invest in its leadership position in environmental stewardship by expanding several programs that prioritize using the highest recycled-content products available to its respective industries, including packaging. Profile has also eliminated more than 3.5 billion pounds of wood and paper from the waste stream and productively returned it to the environment.