HORIZON CITY, TEXAS - Summit Plastic Molding Inc.'s two custom injection molding plants are expanding. The company just installed a new Van Dorn Demag press with 1,000 tons of clamping force, along with a 10-ton overhead crane system, at its Horizon City facility, just outside El Paso. That plant now has eight presses, with clamping forces of 30-1,000 tons.
President Ray Kalinowski said another four Van Dorn Demag presses, two with 230 tons of clamping force and two with 400 tons, are scheduled for late summer delivery to the Horizon City plant. Four 30-ton Newbury shuttle presses are to be delivered by September.
Construction has begun on a 17,600-square-foot addition to the company's Sterling Heights, Mich., headquarters and manufacturing plant. Currently, Summit operates 12 presses in that 15,000-square-foot facility.
Kalinowski said the expansion will accommodate a second manufacturing cell, which will have an undetermined number of presses. Details will be decided by the amount and type of business the plant attracts.
The Sterling Heights plant addition also will contain a materials testing laboratory.
Summit molds primarily for the automotive industry, and employs 135.