EMORYVILLE, CALIF. - Industrial Molding Corp., a division of IMACC Corp. in Emoryville, opened a 90,000-square-foot custom injection molding facility April 3 in Pendergrass, Ga., near Atlanta. John Cutt, IMACC president and chief executive officer, said IMC will have an unspecified number of molding presses, with clamping forces of 190-2,000 tons. He declined to reveal the cost of the investment.
IMACC chose Georgia because there is a market for custom molding, and the state is ``pro-business, very cooperative and attentive in addressing our needs and concerns,'' Cutt said.
All the presses will be equipped with robots, he said. The new plant also houses a state-of-the-art paint line as well as other finishing operations, assembly and mold maintenance and repair.
IMC plans to hire about 50 employees initially, expanding that to several hundred in the next few years, he said.
Expansion of capabilities at IMC's other two plants, one in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and another in Tualatin, Ore., include the addition of presses, robots and expanded finishing operations.
IMC serves the automotive, consumer electronics and computer industries.