ARLINGTON, VT. - April 28 is moving day for Mack Molding Co. Inc. On that day, the company officially shifts into its new, $30 million headquarters in Arlington.
The 120,000-square-foot office and plant complex will house 15 Engel injection molding machines with clamping forces of 300-1,000 tons, said Don Kendall, Mack's president and chief executive officer. It is the firm's seventh molding facility.
Strong demand for its computer products, combined with the inclusion of sales from its 1993 acquisition of a unit of Sun Microsystems Inc., propelled Mack to sales of $181 million in the year ended June 30 - more than double its $84 million a year earlier. Mack placed No. 14 in Plastics News' ranking of injection molders this year.
Abtec Inc. moving to bigger facility
CROYDON, PA. - Custom injection molder Abtec Inc. is moving to a bigger facility in Croydon, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Abtec will spend about $1.6 million, assisted by a $640,000 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. It now runs 17 injection presses in a 10,600-square-foot building and plans to move into a 45,000-square-foot facility.
The newspaper said Abtec President Bill Sinclair wants to boost his firm's press count to 35, but it gave no timetable.
The firm produces parts for automotive, instrumentation and machinery markets. The newspaper cited auto speedometer needles and miniature wire insulators as examples of its work. Abtec also runs a mold shop.
Sinclair declined an interview on the project, which could add 44 employees to Abtec's current staff of 30. The subsidiary ofAries Electronics Inc. of Frenchtown, N.J., was established in 1981.
An Aries spokeswoman said her company makes connectors and sockets for electronic applications.
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The following firms have received ISO-9002 registration:
UFE Inc.'s precision injection molding facility in Dresser, Wis.
Mercury Plastics Inc., a custom profile extruder in Middlefield, Ohio.
Sun Plastics Inc., a custom injection molder in Elk Grove, Ill.
Buckhorn Inc.'s manufacturing and distribution facility in Dawson Springs, Ky.
G&F Industries Inc.'s molding, stamping, assembly, painting, decorating and packaging operations in Sturbridge, Mass.
Plastic Products Co. Inc.'s manufacturing facilities in Lindstrom and Princeton, Minn., and Lebanon, Ky.
Dynacast Inc.'s Seneca, S.C., plant that manufactures custom precision thermoplastic injection molded components.
Kurz-Kasch Inc.'s Newcom-erstown, Ohio, plant. The Dayton, Ohio-based firm is involved in thermoset plastics and special composite processing.
Performance Plastics Products' Houston facility, which manufactures various products of polytetrafluoroethylene including skived and molded sheet, extruded rod, and tape for wire and cable applications.
ISO 9002 is the quality assurance model for firms involved in the production and installation of a product or service.