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Tulip Corp. expands product line and jobs
A Los Angeles plastics manufacturer plans an $825,000 expansion at its Niagara Falls plant that could add 40 local jobs in the next year.
As part of the expansion, Tulip Corp. plans to invest in machinery to reprocess used plastic as a raw material for company operations and for resale to other manufacturers.
The company will buy scrap plastic such as the outer casings of used auto batteries that otherwise would be buried in a landfill, Gary Whitcher, Niagara Falls plant manager, said.
"It reprocesses plastics that consumers throw out," Whitcher said.
About 60 percent of the reprocessed …