Tenax Corp., a Baltimore-based maker of plastic fencing and barriers, has invested $4.5 million in its Baltimore plant to increase production and expand into new markets, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership said Tuesday.
The 50-year-old manufacturer completed a 45,000-square-foot expansion, adding machinery and a production engineer, according to the extension partnership, which supports companies that invest in the state. In addition to its plant in the Orangeville area of East Baltimore, Tenax has plants in Evergreen, Ala., an Modesto, Calif.
Tenax is best known for the orange safety fencing prevalent at many construction sites, but the plant's expansion will increase its capacity to to produce its pet and garden lines.
The company is a member of the partnership's "Make it in Maryland" program. The partnership works with the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland and others to help expand manufacturing in the state.