MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - After moving into a larger plant late last year, officials of Easton Molding Corp. are looking to expand again. Easton Molding had been operating in two 10,000-square-foot buildings in Martinsburg. In the third quarter of 1994, the firm moved into its current 60,000-square-foot building.
President John Parker said he now wants to expand that building, to 100,000 square feet, this year.
Parker said the company is boosting its large-machine molding. Easton Molding bought a used 1,000-ton Farrell press earlier this year. Parker also is looking for a 2,500-ton machine.
May & Scofield Inc. looking to renovate
HOWELL, MICH. - In the wake of an expansion program that saw its mold-making facilities moved to a separate building, May & Scofield Inc. is planning to expand again.
President Rick Scofield said the Howell injection molding firm will renovate the space formerly occupied by the tooling operation to house vibration-testing and laboratory facilities.
The company, which molds parts for major U.S. automakers, reported total sales of about $16.7 million for fiscal 1994. The company's products include gear selector assemblies for automatic transmissions.
In coming months, Scofield said the company will add three molding machines to its existing 13 machines at the Howell plant. The company also has manufacturing facilities in Madison, S.D., and Camberley, England, where it makes aftermarket molded auto parts.
Sheaco Engineering sepands operations
WAUCONDA, ILL. - In the past 12 months, Sheaco Engineering Inc. has bought six Engel injection molding machines and built a 16,000-square-foot expansion.
The firm now has 36,000 square feet of space at its Wauconda headquarters plant, said Frank Shea, president and owner. Shea said 13 of the company's 16 injection presses are Engels. The recent purchase added one 400-ton press - the company's largest - two 300-ton presses, two 90-ton machines and one 60-ton press.
According to Shea, the expansion project, including building and machines, is valued at $1.25 million.
Sheaco had 1994 sales of $5.6 million.
Pebra boosts sales, adds to press count
TROY, MICH. - Auto parts producer Pebra Inc. boosted its sales and injection press count last year, according to data from its Plastics News survey.
The Troy firm reported it now has 56 injection molding machines in North America, up from the 33 presses it noted in the previous survey. The firm also indicated its 1994 injection molding sales rose sharply to $55 million, up 25 percent from 1993's reported total of $44 million.
Total corporate sales last year were $70 million.
Pebra's parent company is Pebra GmbH of Altbach, Germany.