P&G's Imflux looking to fill employee roster

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: May 8, 2014 3:56 pm ET
Updated: May 8, 2014 3:59 pm ET

Image By: Imflux Inc. Procter & Gamble's Imflux injection molding subsidiary is slated to begin production this year.

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Injection Molding, United States
Companies & Associations Procter & Gamble Co.

Procter & Gamble Co.’s injection molding technology subsidiary is looking for a specialist in customer care.

Imflux Inc. is advertising on its website a job opening for a customer care technical leader. The employee would be responsible for “delivering injection molding systems that meet or exceed project objectives and for being the customer team’s go-to resource for technical molding system answers.”

Imflux spokeswoman Anna Hogan stated in a May 7 email that this position and others advertised on the website were unfilled.

P&G launched Imflux last fall to develop innovative injection molding technology. The company has not delineated specifically what Imflux will do but it has filed numerous patents for injection molding technology, from materials to molds to low-pressure molding. Although it seems logical that P&G would use or license such technology for its own packaging needs, the company has suggested it could provide the technology to non-competing businesses.

Hogan said Imflux had no comment about its progress. Last November she said Imflux hopes to begin production in summer of 2014 at its Hamilton, Ohio, operation.

Economic Development Blog reported that Imflux will spend $50 million to purchase machinery and equipment. Imflux has a long-term lease for the former Hamilton Fixture facility on Symmes Road in Hamilton. The 318,000-square-foot building had been closed since May 2012. Imflux plans to create about 230 jobs at the site by 2017.

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved Imflux for a 60 percent, eight-year job creation tax credit worth about $2.6 million. The city of Hamilton offered to match that incentive and has also offered a $100,000 forgivable loan dependent on job creation. The city also will provide a 75 percent property tax abatement for a 10-year period, according to the ED blog.

Other positions Imflux is advertising are technical systems leader/application developer and modeling and simulation delivery leader. The former position entails end-user and manufacturing support. The modeling position includes development of new modeling capabilities for the injection molding industry. Previous positions advertised sought technical moldmaking and other specialized skills.

A recent addition to Imflux’s executive staff was the hiring of Mark Elliot as vice president of global manufacturing and plant manager. Elliot has 35 years of diverse manufacturing and quality experience in automotive and consumer products. He holds an Engineering Technology degree from Western Michigan University and has worked in Germany, China, Malaysia and Japan.


Comments

P&G's Imflux looking to fill employee roster

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: May 8, 2014 3:56 pm ET
Updated: May 8, 2014 3:59 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Cascade Engineering founder Keller to step down as CEO

September 16, 2014 8:33 pm ET

Cascade Engineering Inc. is undergoing a transition as President Mark Miller will also add the role of CEO, replacing founder Fred Keller, who has...    More

Image

DuPont investing $100 million for more ethylene copolymer capacity

September 16, 2014 1:51 pm ET

Increased packaging demand is leading materials giant DuPont Co. to spend more than $100 million to increase capacity for ethylene copolymers at its...    More

Image

SPE Thermoforming Division picks 3 scholarship winners

September 16, 2014 4:25 pm ET

Three college students have earned scholarships through the Society of Plastics Engineers' Thermoforming Division, division officials announced at...    More

Image

Canadian, Mexican injection molders form auto supply joint venture

September 16, 2014 2:26 pm ET

A new automotive parts manufacturer will open in Querétaro, Mexico, through a joint venture between Canadian automotive supplier Papp Plastics and...    More

Image

NY packaging company aims for zero waste

September 16, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Plastic folding carton maker Diamond Packaging is no longer sending any manufacturing waste to landfills.    More

Market Reports

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

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

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

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

More Events