ADS will build a $65 million technology center
Advanced Drainage Systems will spend $65 million to build a 110,000 square foot engineering and technology center in Hilliard, Ohio.
The company is the largest recycler of plastics in North America and plans to use the 17-acre site for product development, testing operations and manufacturing engineering development, including recycled content, according to A press release.
The facility will have a product development laboratory which will include areas to prepare product samples for testing, a manufacturing laboratory to develop prototype parts, a laboratory to analyze the structural performance of prototypes under various conditions, a 3D printing laboratory and a hydraulics laboratory.
Materials science labs with extrusion capabilities will allow Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) to perform performance-based testing and develop product formulations.
Scott Barbour, President and CEO of ADS, said in the press release that at the new center, “engineers, scientists and technicians will build sustainable solutions that use recycled plastics to improve quality of life. communities across North America”.
The facility will receive tax credit assistance from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. It is expected to open in late 2023 and will aim for LEED Silver certification, the press release said.