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, Lighting, Injection Molding

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

The return of HPM's big presses

December 19, 2014 11:47 am ET

HPM is back in big injection molding machines.    More

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

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

Auto supplier M-Tek relocating headquarters

December 18, 2014 3:37 pm ET

M-Tek Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese automotive supplier Kasai Kogyo Co. Ltd., will build a new North American corporate headquarters in Murfreesboro,...    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