Piper Plastics to locate 90,000-square-foot facility in Mesa

June 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

Piper Plastics, Inc, a global provider of high performance polymer materials, precision molded and machined plastic components and assemblies, announced today it will build its 90,000-square-foot, North American Research and Development Tech Center at 1705 N. 48th St. in the City of Mesa's Falcon District.

"Mesa laid the groundwork for a high-tech, advanced business hub at Falcon that is growing by the minute," Mayor John Giles said. "Piper Plastics' new North American Research and Development Tech Center is exactly what we envision for the area. Welcome to Mesa!"

Piper Plastics will invest $10 million to build the facility and will begin operations with 130 employees and ramp up to more than 175 over the next three years with an average hourly wage of $20-25 per hour. The company expects to begin construction in July of this year and start operations by June 2019.

"I am very excited to welcome Piper Plastics to District 5 and the Falcon District," District 5 Councilmember and Vice Mayor David Luna said. "They have shown a major commitment to our City and the area around Falcon Field and we are very fortunate that they will be calling Mesa their new home."

Piper Plastics manufactures products for the medical, aerospace, defense, energy, semiconductor, electronics, food packaging, and other advanced technology industries.

"Falcon Field area is a great place to grow our business," Randy White, President of Piper Plastics, said. "Our parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Company, chose to invest in Piper Plastics, as well as to build our new Technology Center for North America in Mesa due to the growing skilled and young workforce, ideal climate, and excellent infrastructure in support of manufacturing business. We cannot wait to move in!"

"Because of the skilled workforce Arizona can provide, the state has become an ideal location for high-tech research and development, as evidenced by yet another global company choosing to operate here," Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, said. "We congratulate Piper Plastics on their expansion and look forward to their future success."

The City of Mesa and Arizona Commerce Authority worked in partnership to assist Piper Plastics in establishing its facility to Mesa.

About Piper Plastics
Piper Plastics, is part of Quadrant Engineered Plastic Products (QEPP), a business group company of Mitsubishi Chemicals, and provides a high-tech and diversified customer base with complete solutions to their engineering and finished component needs by blending advanced manufacturing technologies with state-of-the-art polymer science. Piper Plastics is recognized globally as a leading source for high performance polymer materials and for precision-machined and injection-molded components. Piper Plastics has additional facilities in Libertyville, Illinois, and Rayong, Thailand. For more information, please visit www.piperplastics.com.

About the City of Mesa
With a population of nearly 500,000, Mesa, Arizona is the 36th largest city in the United States and second largest in the Phoenix-Mesa metro area. Mesa encompasses 138 square miles inside a 21-city region that has a population of 4.3 million people, and is projected to grow to 6.0 million by 2030. Mesa is a vibrant city and a premier location for business development opportunities. Serving industry leaders such as Apple, Banner Health, Boeing, Bridgestone, Empire Southwest, MD Helicopters, Nammo Talley, Ulthera and more, Mesa is a smart location for intelligent companies. www.mesaaz.gov/economic.

About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit www.azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.

Media Contacts
Piper Plastics, Inc: Dino DiVenere, 480-926-8100 or dinod@piperplastics.com
City of Mesa: Kim Lofgreen, 480-644-3962 or kim.lofgreen@mesaaz.gov
Arizona Commerce Authority: Connie Weber, 602-845-1243 or conniew@AZcommerce.com