TORONTO - Falcon Plastics Inc. expanded its injection molding capacity by purchasing a 13th press from Battenfeld of America Inc. of West Warwick, R.I. Falcon Plastics had the 220-ton press delivered to its London, Ontario, plant from the Plast-Ex '95 trade show, held May 1-4 in Toronto, where the press was displayed at Battenfeld Canada Ltd.'s booth.
Wilfred Ruck, Falcon's president, said his company soon may need to purchase additional presses to keep up with growth in automotive parts molding, its only business.
The company's presses, all of which are Battenfelds, have clamping forces of 50-275 tons. One of its major contracts is to supply Ford facilities around the world with insert-molded safety restraint components, according to Ruck.
Falcon recently began leasing a 14,000-square-foot assembly and shipping facility a mile away from its 13,000-square-foot molding and tool plant, Ruck said in a telephone interview.
Ruck said his firm's annual sales are about C$8 million (US$5.9 million). Ruck is co-owner of the business, which employs 85.