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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Agri-Plastics Continues Expansion


Forrest Hershberger

Workers trim calf shelters for the finished product at Agri-Plastics. Plant manager Brian Thies says they have 30 employees and expect to expand to 60 by fall.

In October 2017, Ontario, Canada-based Agri-Plastics announced it was investing $4.5 million in a new operation in Sidney. The new facility would be housed in 159,000 square feet of the building shared by LukJan Metal Products.

Now a few months into their enterprise, Agri-Plastics is expanding beyond what was first anticipated.

The Sidney location of Agri-Plastics specializes in calf shelters, plastic enclosures, made from molds with raw and recycled plastic. The primary plastic product is introduced in pellet form, similar to a air-soft pellets. It is then reduced to a powder before put...

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