Wisconsin molder Vision Plastics adding space, equipment

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: May 9, 2013 1:00 pm ET
Updated: May 9, 2013 1:02 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Automotive, Injection Molding, Lighting

DELAVAN, WIS. — Custom molder Vision Plastics Inc. recently broke ground on an 18,600 square foot addition that will boost the size of its facility nearly 50 percent and provide more engineering and production space.

“We actually started pushing dirt yesterday. We’ll pour concrete next week and put up the building by the first week of June, so we can finish the inside in July. We hope to be in by August,” said President Craig Hubertz  said in a May 8 telephone interview.

The company occupies a 40,000 square foot facility and has been adding equipment in recent years to meet growing demand. Hubertz said the company will install three new JSW all-electric molding machines in the new space. The new area will also include more white room or environmentally controlled space.

He said the machines will boost its number of presses to 30, and that half of them will be all-electric. Overall, Vision has presses ranging from 30 to 650 tons of clamping force. They are also adding Sepro robotic equipment, as well as an overhead crane.

Hubertz said Vision has concentrated on offering services to help its customers from concept to manufacturing. The company has boosted its engineering staff, including adding a tooling engineer manager. Overall, the company employs 75.

“We can build the mold or offshore it in China — we put a lot of effort to make tool procurement easier,” he said.

Hubert said this is the company’s third expansion since 2000. He credited the ability to grow with current customers as contributing to its rise in business. He said LED lighting has been particularly strong, but the company operates in diverse markets, including automotive.

He said sales have rising steadily since 2010 and that “2013 looks to be a banner year.”


Comments

Wisconsin molder Vision Plastics adding space, equipment

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: May 9, 2013 1:00 pm ET
Updated: May 9, 2013 1:02 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Columbine Plastics moving to new Colorado site

July 25, 2014 11:38 am ET

Custom injection molder Columbine Plastics Corp. plans to move from Boulder, Colo., to the Colorado Technical Center in Louisville, Colo.    More

Image

Metals and plastics company NN to buy Autocam in $300 million deal

July 25, 2014 10:07 am ET

A Tennessee metals and plastics company said it has agreed to acquire auto parts supplier Autocam Corp. in a deal valued at $300 million.    More

Image

Chinese auto suppliers growing in US

July 24, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Two China-based automotive suppliers are expanding in the U.S., according to information released by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.    More

Image

Injection molder, recycler Polyvulc USA puts itself up for sale

July 24, 2014 12:41 pm ET

Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, founders of Polyvulc USA Inc. and its subsidiaries Polyvulc Tire Recycling Llc and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling LLC,...    More

OSHA probes alleged asthma link to Lear's Selma, Ala., plant

July 23, 2014 11:58 am ET

U.S. foam manufacturer Renosol Seating LLC is being investigated following allegations its workers are at risk of asthma from TDI exposure at its plan...    More

Market Reports

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

Plastics Recycling Market Review & Outlook 2014

This special report from Plastics News examines the North American plastics recycling industry and provides insight into indicators that impact market viability, including Resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled market material and historical Resin production trends for post- consumer and industrial waste.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

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

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

More Events