Michigan molder Wright Plastics adding space, equipment

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: October 22, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Automotive, Injection Molding

ST. CLAIR, MICH. (Oct. 22, 4:35 p.m. ET) — Auto injection molder Wright Plastics is adding more floor space to its St. Clair, Mich., facility which will provide a better functioning work floor for current production and room for future growth.

Wright Plastics — part of WPP LLC of Sheridan, Mich. — broke ground on the $1.2 million project Oct. 22, said Tom Arquette, director of operations, in a telephone interview. The company had previously squeezed new presses into the 15,000-square-foot operation by sacrificing warehouse space, but that interfered with lean production systems.

The additional 8,000 square feet will provide room for a smoother production flow while also allow for six to eight additional presses the company can bring in as it lands business.

The 35-employee company also expects to add 10 to 15 more workers.

Wright Plastics specializes in functional plastics, making fuel components, bobbins and with overmolding for bolts and other key parts. Much of its growth has come from “emergency takeover” business, which also taps into the company’s ability to bring in projects previously started by another company and launch it smoothly on its own lines, Arquette said.

Its last two business wins had the firm taking over the work on one production package with 15 tools in one deal and 20 tools on another. The lack of space and a lack of room to add more presses limited Wright’s ability to take on even more business, he said.


Comments

Michigan molder Wright Plastics adding space, equipment

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: October 22, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Houston Plastic continues to grow with new press, controlled production area

October 1, 2014 11:32 am ET

Custom injection molder Houston Plastic Products Corp. has extended its clamp tonnage range and added an environmentally controlled molding area.    More

Image

German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko to build second plant in China

October 1, 2014 10:24 am ET

German auto supplier Benecke-Kaliko AG is set to build its second Chinese facility, in Changzhou, to produce surface materials for automotive...    More

Image

Ohio molder Denbro Plastics moves to new location

September 29, 2014 6:17 pm ET

Logo products injection molder Denbro Plastics Co. has moved to another plant within Toledo, Ohio, to streamline production and improve efficiency.    More

Image

Japan's parts makers face challenges as carmakers expand supply base

September 29, 2014 11:01 am ET

For all their size and success, Japanese auto suppliers that rocketed to global dominance on the coattails of their No. 1 customer, Toyota Motor Corp....    More

Image

Nypro Healthcare continues to grow following Jabil acquisition

September 26, 2014 1:59 pm ET

Nypro Healthcare's newest medical device manufacturing facility offers 200,000 square feet of carefully configured Class 8 clean room molding and asse...    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

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

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

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events