The Levelland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors met Thursday in a regular meeting. Following a brief executive session they agreed to terms with Pipeline Plastics LLC to expand in the Levelland Industrial Rail Park. Pipeline Plastics is expanding its operations in Levelland. The company has plans to expand its third manufacturing facility. Currently, Pipeline Plastics with headquarters in Westlake, TX and has two manufacturing facilities in Decatur, TX and Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
The company manufactures high density polyethylene pipe for use in oil and gas, industrial and mining and water pipe. Keith Fisher with Pipeline Plastics stated “this facility with the expansion will be the largest of its kind in the country, meaning nowhere else will this much pipe be produced at one location.”
The project consists of Pipeline Plastics investing up to $8 million in capital investment and up to 15 full time new jobs. The LEDC intends to provide up to $618,450 in incentives; including 9.3 acres of rail served property and performance incentives for reaching company milestones.
Pipeline Plastics is a great company and will continue being a tremendous benefit to the community in both capital investment and jobs. This project is a milestone for the Rail Park as one of the first projects to rail raw inputs into the Rail Park and manufacture a finished good.
The Levelland Economic Development Corporation is a Type A Economic Development Corporation focused on business retention and expansion, attraction and recruitment, workforce development, small business development and community development. The LEDC is here to “Strengthen Levelland’s economy through creative and cooperative economic development initiatives.” said David Rushing, LEDC Executive Director.