Triple S Plastics Inc.'s board of directors recently approved a plan to establish a custom injection molding facility in Texas. The Vicksburg, Mich., molder is looking at sites in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Austin areas to build or lease a plant that would be operational by this fall.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel B. Canavan said a Texas facility will help Triple S Plastics better fulfill several existing customers' production and delivery needs, as well as the needs of several new customers.
The decision to put a plant in Texas follows on the heels of the completion last fall of a 64,000-square-foot facility in Battle Creek, Mich., and the addition of 52,000 square feet to the company's Tucson, Ariz., plant.
Vicki Eichstaedt, spokeswomen for Triple S, said that although the details about the plant have not been finalized, production will begin with about eight presses with clamping forces of 85-385 tons.
The company is considering whether to lease a building or build, with a final decision based on its findings from the site exploration. She also could not comment on the size of the facility or the cost.
``Based on our other recent expansions, the plant will be designed to grow as our customers' needs grow,'' she said.
Triple S operates 76 injection presses in four plants and employs 744. The company was 72nd in Plastics News' 1995 North American injection molders ranking with sales of about $51.7 million.