Foster operates two facilities within the United States including our corporate headquarters in northeast Connecticut and a production facility located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our 47,000 square foot Connecticut facility was constructed in 2004, and our newly renovated Nevada facility provides 20,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.
Our two facilities form the basis for our contingency plan for moving work from one facility to the other in case one plant is rendered “out-of-service”. Manufacturing capabilities at both plants are similar, with redundant systems and protocols. If necessary, equipment can be moved from one location to another to ensure continuous supply to our customers. Many of our employees have been cross trained at both facilities.
Significant inventory of raw materials for compounding is retained at both Connecticut and Nevada locations to provide rapid response to development orders and ensure ongoing production deliveries. Equally, both facilities stock and distribute Arkema Pebax®, Rilsan® and Rilsamid® polymers.