Axium Plastics is ready to expand for the second time in New Albany’s International Personal Care and Beauty Campus, company officials said.

Ven Bhindwallam, controller for Axium, said the company intends to add 90,000 square feet to its facility by December.

The New Albany City Council approved a 15-year, 100 percent property-tax abatement for the expansion on Feb. 24.

Axium Plastics, based in Mississauga, Ontario, manufactures plastic containers for the food, personal-care, health-care and automotive industries.

Axium built a 110,000-square-foot facility in 2011 and expanded by 90,000 square feet in 2012, said Jennifer Chrysler, New Albany’s community-development director.

Bhindwallam said Axium has more than 200 full-time employees on three shifts at the site, which operates seven days a week.

He said the annual payroll is $7.5 million.

By Lori Wince
The Columbus Dispatch