SUGAR GROVE, ILL. - Custom injection molder H.Q.C. Inc. of Sugar Grove broke ground recently on a new 25,000-square-foot facility on three acres in Oswego, Ill. The plant is scheduled to open in August. Ken Chatterton, one of the company's three owners, said the new plant will double H.Q.C.'s size, and allow it to expand its present capabilities as well as add new ones. Although H.Q.C. plans to add some new equipment, Chatterton said plans have not been finalized. He declined to comment on the cost of the total investment.
The company is adding one work station of Pro/Engineer, a computer-aided design/manufacturing system.
``More customers are requiring compatibility with Pro/E,'' Chatterton said.
Two sales representatives were added recently, in Cincinnati and Atlanta.
H.Q.C. operates 14 injection molding presses with clamping forces of 28-300 tons, and primarily serves the automotive and electronics industries. It employs 41.