BEL-ART PRODUCTS RELOCATING INJECTION MOLDING OPERATIONS

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Bel-Art Products will move its injection molding operation to recently acquired NuTech Molding Corp.'s facility in Pocomoke City, Md.

Bel-Art of Pequannock, N.J., bought NuTech, a custom injection molder, in late February for undisclosed terms. Bel-Art, a producer of plastic laboratory ware, will transfer its presses from Pequannock to Pocomoke City by the end of May, said Eileen O'Rourke, Bel-Art's development manager. It will rename the Maryland operation NuTech Manufacturing Corp.

NuTech Manufacturing will have 23 presses, including 10 that were part of the NuTech purchase, with clamping forces of 22-400 tons. The firm also will provide mold design, decorating, assembly and packaging services. Bel-Art is doubling the Pocomoke City plant's space to 60,000 feet and adding mold building capability. O'Rourke did not disclose how much her company is investing there.

Bel-Art will expand NuTech Manufacturing's market base to include medical and laboratory products. Officials did not reveal NuTech's current major markets or its annual sales. Former NuTech owner Joe Landi could not be reached for comment. Bel-Art claimed NuTech has been a custom molder for more than 14 years.

O'Rourke said Bel-Art's annual sales are about $25 million to $30 million. Its other facilities are in Wayne, N.J., where it does rotational molding and fluoropolymer coating; Kansas City, Kan., where it compression molds fluoropolymers; and in Henderson, N.C., where it blow molds and does assembly.

It has been in business for 50 years and is owned by the Landsberger family.