Currier Plastics adds two blow molding machines

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: August 2, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Blow Molding, Injection Molding

AUBURN, N.Y. (Aug. 2, 1:30 p.m. ET) — PET bottles are a growing market for Currier Plastics Inc., which is adding two more Aoki injection stretch blow molding machines to handle the demand.

Back in May, the Auburn, N.Y.-based injection molding and blow molding company joined with the state of New York to announce that it would spend $20.8 million to improve its infrastructure and build a 55,000 square foot addition. Eventually, the new machines will be housed in the addition, but this fall, they will be installed in existing floor space at Currier.

“We make caps and some see the value of making the bottles and caps in the same spot,” said Gary Kieffer, vice president of new product development, in a telephone interview.

Currier actually added two Aoki machines in May and will install two more in the fall. The additions will give the company a total of six injection stretch machines.

One Aoki will be installed in late September and the other in late October, Kieffer said.

He credited Currier’s customers, who are winning increased market share and therefore need more product.

Currier officials said they investigated different molding methods and settled on Aoki one-step machines for their efficiency and flexibility.

In May, the state announced that it would provide Currier with $1 million in tax credits and a $750,000 Economic Transformation Grant from the Empire State Development Group to help construct a 55,000 square foot manufacturing and storage facility, plus a new roadway for direct truck access.

At the time, Currier promised to add 50 new jobs over five years. It said that it had 100 employees.

The company expects the addition to be completed in 2013.


Comments

Currier Plastics adds two blow molding machines

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: August 2, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Here's a peek behind our 2014 film & sheet ranking

September 15, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Today Plastics News publishes its annual ranking of North American Film and Sheet Manufacturers. Let's look at some interesting numbers behind the...    More

Image

Vanee Foods adding hot-fill line

September 15, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Vanee Foods Co. expects to have a new hot-fill bottling line operational at its Broadview, Ill., facility by the end of this month.    More

Image

DS Smith adds to footprint with Croatian injection molding acquisition

September 10, 2014 2:05 pm ET

DS Smith plc, the London-headquartered packaging giant, has announced the acquisition of Kaplast dd, a Croatian injection molding company.    More

Image

Par-Pak Europe buys Holfeld Plastics

September 10, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Holfeld Plastics Ltd., the Ireland-based packaging manufacturer, has been bought by Par-Pak Europe (PPE) for an undisclosed sum.    More

Image

With help from Coke, Virent boosts production of bio-based paraxylene

September 9, 2014 4:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Bioplastics developer Virent is ramping up operations in Madison, Wis., thanks to additional investment from Coca-Cola Co.    More

Market Reports

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events