Springfield Plastics, Inc. and City of Auburn Celebrate Groundbreaking for New Water Main

March 28, 2024

Water main to benefit both Springfield Plastics and Auburn

From left to right: Dwight Moore, Killion Construction; Scott Sheppard, City Alderman; Dennis Boesdorfer, Springfield Plastics; Jason Garrett, City Alderman; Tom Berola, City Mayor; Jennifer Furkin, Springfield Plastics; Traci Beck, Xcessories Squared; Dan Baker, Springfield Plastics; Jim Morris, Benton & Associates

Springfield Plastics, Inc. and the City of Auburn broke ground for a new water main on Wednesday, March 27, at the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 104 in Auburn. The main will run parallel to Rt. 104 going to the west all the way to Springfield Plastics’ manufacturing facility approximately one mile away.

Recently, Springfield Plastics was annexed into Auburn after the company requested a water main be run to Springfield Plastics to help reduce insurance costs for the company. While the company is covering the cost of the water main installation, the City of Auburn will be managing the water supply to the company and expanding its geographic footprint to the west for potential growth.

“Springfield Plastics has always had strong ties to Auburn, but we weren’t technically in the city,” said Jennifer Furkin, Vice President of Springfield Plastics. “Water is a high-priority resource for our business as we continue to grow. Working with the city leaders to put this infrastructure in place will only help the future of both our company and the city.”

“The process of expanding our city’s boundary so significantly to the west provides us with tremendous opportunity for growth,” commented Tom Berola, City of Auburn Mayor. “We want to thank Springfield Plastics for bringing this opportunity to us. It was a great example of local government and the business community working together for mutual benefit.”

The groundbreaking was attended by Springfield Plastics board members and shareholders and City of Auburn council members and representatives.