California molder C&G Plastics completing renovation project

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: March 21, 2013 1:21 pm ET
Updated: March 21, 2013 1:23 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Aerospace, Agricultural, Housewares, Injection Molding

SYLMAR, CALIF. — Custom injection molder C&G Plastics Inc. is nearing completion of a $200,000 project renovating its 14,000-square-foot facility in Sylmar.

C&G purchased the building for $1.2 million in April 2012 after leasing it for 20 years, said President Gregory Leighton.

"We will be operational in April and complete the new floors in June," Leighton said.

During 2011, C&G acquired two all-electric Haitian Venus presses. One of 330 tons went into service in January and the other of 259 tons in July.

C&G employs 33, operates seven presses with clamping forces of 5-330 tons and has end markets mostly in aerospace, housewares and agriculture. Leighton projects 2013 business for the firm being "a little better" than the $2.5 million in 2012 sales.

The firm does business as C&G Mercury Plastics, representing "a nod to my uncle Bill Rhoads, who started Mercury Plastics in 1947," Leighton said. Plastics processing occurred in Santa Monica, Calif., for 40 years before Greg Leighton's father, Chuck, moved the subsequently combined business to Sylmar.

Greg Leighton has volunteer roles with the Washington, D.C.-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. He is chairman of the western regional advisory board and a member of the national SPI public policy committee, the national SPI processors' council and the council's subcommittee on pharmaceutical and medical device applications. Also, Leighton is vice president of the Western Plastics Pioneers board.


Comments

California molder C&G Plastics completing renovation project

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: March 21, 2013 1:21 pm ET
Updated: March 21, 2013 1:23 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Jarden hiring for new plastics plant

December 19, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Consumer products conglomerate Jarden Corp. is hiring plastics technicians for a new operation in Erlanger, Ky.    More

Image

The return of HPM's big presses

December 19, 2014 11:47 am ET

HPM is back in big injection molding machines.    More

Image

Spray PU foam aids in NASA launch

December 19, 2014 9:22 am ET

NASA's test of the Orion spacecraft earlier this month took advantage of spray polyurethane foam insulation from North Carolina Foam Industries...    More

Image

Sabic: Rapid demand growth led to Ultem shortage

December 18, 2014 12:06 pm ET

Sabic Innovative Plastics has been increasing production capacity for its Ultem polyetherimide but it still got caught short by increasing demand for ...    More

Image

Indian auto parts maker set to buy assets in Germany, Mexico

December 18, 2014 10:35 am ET

Indian auto parts maker Samvardhana Motherson Gropup is buying the assets of insolvent German plastics car parts producer Scherer & Trier (S&T).    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

Learn more

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

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

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events