Injection molder Pacific Plastics moves to larger building

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: February 13, 2013 2:16 pm ET
Updated: February 13, 2013 2:19 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Medical, Injection Molding, Injection molds, Molds/Tooling

ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- Custom injection molder and mold maker Pacific Plastics moved about 25 miles in January to Vista, Calif., from San Diego.

The new 20,000-square-foot location has a ceiling with 22-foot clearance and overcomes power limitations in the previous height-limited 17,000-square-foot site, Jae English, president and owner, said at the WestPack trade show, held Feb. 12-14 in Anaheim.

English said a big customer for his firm was moving work back to the U.S. from China because of problems with logistics, communication issues and shipment of faulty product. "You can lose months" from a bad shipment, he said.

Pacific Plastics employs 25, operates 10 injection molding machines of 30-500 tons and had 2012 sales of about $2.2 million. Molding accounts for about 65 percent of the business with the remainder in mold making. End markets include electronics, consumer products and biomedical.


Comments

Injection molder Pacific Plastics moves to larger building

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: February 13, 2013 2:16 pm ET
Updated: February 13, 2013 2:19 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Westminster Tool creates academy to find, train future toolmakers

August 22, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Westminster Tool Inc. begins its own Westminster Academy to find and train skilled employees.    More

Image

Making the most of complexity

August 22, 2014 1:02 pm ET

In the global market for injection molded parts, custom molders have tried a million different ways to differentiate themselves from the pack. Make...    More

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

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