Eagle Manufacturing adds large-drum blow molding capacity

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: February 6, 2013 3:51 pm ET
Updated: February 6, 2013 4:06 pm ET

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Topics Blow Molding, Drums
Companies & Associations Davis-Standard LLC

WELLSBURG, W. VA. -- Eagle Manufacturing Co. is boosting its ability to make large blow molded parts with the recent addition of a dual-head accumulator machine from Davis-Standard LLC.

"We've expanded our drum offerings and the dual-head 40 is a good size machine for us — we do have two dual 30s already," said Eagle President and CEO Joe Eddy said in a telephone interview.

The new Davis-Standard blow molding machine features dual 40-pound accumulator heads with a 165-millimeter AC vector extruder drive along with a 250-ton clear platen clamp. Eddy said that Eagle, based in Wellsburg, W. Va., has been working Davis-Standard about 25 years.

The machine is being used in the production of large plastic drums and protective products. Eagle makes a line of chemical-resistant high density polyethylene spill containers and drums for the safety industry. They come in 20-, 30-, 65- and 95-gallon sizes.

The company will also use the new machine to make barricades, column protectors, corner and wall protectors, ramps and dock plates, and machine guards.

Eagle was started in 1894 as a decorative glass company. It has grown over the years to satisfy demand for industrial safety, hazardous material and storage products. Eddy said its mix of products is split 50-50 between plastic and steel.

He said Eagle has developed its niche markets and offers customers the ability to take a product from concept to design, test it and bring it to market.

Davis-Standard is headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn.


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