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CalStar Products recently opened a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Columbus, Mississippi. The facility, which is CalStar's second, sits on 23 acres in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.
The company will run two lines at the plant, each utilizing CalStar's sustainable manufacturing process. The dry-cast line will manufacture all of CalStar's brick and Thru-Wall units as well as Holland pavers, while the semi-automated wet-cast line will produce cast stone trim and accent pieces.
"Columbus has proven to be the ideal second home for CalStar, with a central location in the South, a talented pool of labor and strong local business leadership," says CalStar CEO Joel Rood. "As CalStar continues its rapid growth trajectory, we knew a second plant was key to expanding production and capabilities. We couldn't be happier with our decision to open up in Columbus."
"We are thrilled to welcome CalStar to the Golden Triangle," says Joe Max Higgins, CEO of the Golden Triangle Development Link. "Their unique innovation and commitment to bring quality jobs to our community are two of the many reasons we’re looking forward to working with them as they make Lowndes County their home."
Incorporating up to 37 percent recycled content, CalStar masonry products eliminate the need for kiln-firing or the use of Portland cement to bind concrete masonry products. As a result, each product requires up to 81 percent less energy to make while emitting up to 84 percent less carbon dioxide.
For more information, visit www.calstarproducts.com.