Wisconsin's Premold begins plant expansion

Published: December 3, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Injection Molding, Design, Molds/Tooling

OCONOMOWOC, WIS. (Dec. 3, 10:35 a.m. ET) — Premold Corp. has started building an addition to its Oconomowoc factory that will double the size of the facility, according to vice president Doug Culbertson.

Construction on the 38 000-square-foot expansion began in October and is expected to be completed in March, he said.

The reaction injection molder of polyurethane products is adding space in anticipation of growth within the medical device and life sciences fields.

Premold is focusing on completing construction before it looks to machinery and personnel.

“We have had steady growth for the past 10 years,” Culbertson said. “We expect growth over the next 10 years.”

The site will total 68 000 square feet when completed, he said, and Premold expects to be able to keep up with growth.

Premold’s latest expansion follows others completed over the years. In 2001 the company built a 20 000-square-foot building to boost production capacity, according to information on its website. Five years later it completed a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the facility. The manufacturer also added equipment along the way.

The company specializes in RIM and short-run production, tool making, molding, painting, decorating and assembly of RIM parts.


Comments

Wisconsin's Premold begins plant expansion

Published: December 3, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

German injection molders Metz-Werke and Inotech to collaborate

August 21, 2014 11:47 am ET

German injection molding companies Metz-Werke GmbH & Co. KG and Inotech Kunststofftechnik GmbH have announced that they have joined forces to bring...    More

Image

Enor expanding in S.C., moving toy production to U.S. from China

August 20, 2014 4:01 pm ET

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has convinced toy producer Enor Corp. to expand U.S. production at the expense of sourcing from China.    More

Image

Venture Plastics adds 720-ton press

August 20, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Venture Plastics Inc. expanded its El Paso, Texas, custom molding facility in early summer to grow sales.    More

Image

Ohio molder sold to private equity firm

August 19, 2014 5:23 pm ET

Private equity firm TVV Capital of Nashville has acquired injection molder Design Molded Plastics Inc. for an undisclosed price.    More

Image

Germany's Bolta building $50 million plating plant in Alabama

August 19, 2014 2:21 pm ET

A German company is setting up a plastics chrome plating plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala.    More

Market Reports

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

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

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

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

More Events