Fort Worth, Texas-based WL Plastics Corp. is starting construction on an polyethylene pipe extrusion plant in Fort Edward, N.Y., that is expected to open in mid-2020 and create 50 new jobs. David Fink, senior vice president of WL Plastics, said the location was chosen to meet the region’s needs for “the fastest-growing pipe product” for sewer and water lines and natural gas distribution pipes. High density PE’s long-term performance and easy installation “without costly trenching and related street, curb, and tree damage” are making it an attractive option to upgrade infrastructure, according to WL Plastics officials. In addition, HDPE pipe can withstand extreme temperatures and seismic activity, and it is low maintenance for municipal water systems, resists corrosion for wastewater applications, and is leak-free and flexible for conveying natural gas. WL Plastics produces pipe from a 1/2 inch to 54 inches in diameter. The new manufacturing plant will go up at a former General Electric Co. dewatering site in Fort Edward. Economic development agencies worked hard to seal the deal, state Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Round Lake, told the loca...