Jaeger-Unitek launches million-dollar extrusion line at La Porte facility



Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, a leading thermoplastic and rubber profile extrusion producer, has  announced the launch of its new million-dollar four-component extrusion line at its La Porte facility.

“The new extrusion line is capable of producing complex, tight-tolerance extruded profiles which can utilize up to four different polymers,” company spokeswoman Tricia Sena said.

Company officials cited continued growth in their industrial, automotive and recreational vehicle markets, which led to the expanded production area and investment to serve a growing application and customer base, Sena said.

“Our customers continue to expand in their respective market areas, requiring high performance engineered thermoplastic materials with outstanding properties in very harsh environments,” said Kevin Casey, Jaeger-Unitek president. “We find our RV customers demanding material and process technologies which deliver parts consolidation, ease of assembly and durability when exposed to extreme temperature cycling and UV light. Our greatest strength is our people and how we apply unique materials knowledge to help our customers improve performance and reduce total costs.”

Jaeger-Unitek formed an exclusive distribution with Collins & Company in 2019 to serve the RV OEM customer base. According to President Rich Collins, “Jaeger-Unitek’s patented Flip ‘N Seal Slide-Out Sealing System has become the industry benchmark for our RV clients, the market is booming as consumers seek vacations without air travel and Jaeger’s slide-out seal utilizes the best-in-class automotive materials to seal vehicles from temperature, dust and water intrusions.”

Jim Archer, vice president of operations, added that “our valued associates have successfully integrated our lean manufacturing culture with a highly efficient distribution process to create a very effective and repeatable supply chain. We are proud to be able to deliver high quality products along with the outstanding service that our customers deserve.”

Mayor Tom Dermody welcomed the news of Jaeger-Unitek’s extrusion line launch, “I could not be more pleased to celebrate with Jaeger-Unitek. Since 1925, the whole team at Jaeger has been committed to our community. They have continually grown here in La Porte and embody what it means to be ‘La Porte Proud!’ ”

On hand for a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured above, from left) were Christie Wester, CFO, Jaeger-Unitek; Ron Bugg, facilities manager, Jaeger-Unitek; Rich Carlson, human resources, Jaeger-Unitek; Mayor Tom Dermody; State Rep. Jim Pressel; Jackie Dermody, regional director, Senator Mike Braun’s office; Joe Jacob, RV market manager, Jaeger-Unitek; Kevin Casey, CEO, Jaeger-Unitek; Bert Cook, executive director, La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP); Jim Archer, vice president, Operations, Jaeger-Unitek; Colton Phelan, sales manager, Jaeger-Unitek; Ray Young, vice president, engineering, Jaeger-Unitek; and Glenn Bruce, vice president, sales, Collins and Company.


One Response to “Jaeger-Unitek launches million-dollar extrusion line at La Porte facility”

  1. Terry Scherer

    Jul 01. 2020

    Great news from Jaeger-Unitek. Gut gemacht!(Well done!)

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