Currier Plastics wants to expand — again.
The Auburn plastics manufacturer has applied for a $1.8 million grant and $180,000 in tax credits through the state’s regional economic development council initiative to support its proposed $9.9 million expansion.
The project would require the purchase of a 165,000-square-foot building. John Currier, president of Currier Plastics, said the company is looking at two properties in the Auburn area.
“We want to keep it local,” he said. “That’s a good thing for the community, but it’s also a great thing for us so that we can staff it with local people.”
Currier revealed why the manufacturer is looking to expand for the second time in five years. The company is aiming to expand into markets within the medical industry.