AMELIA, OHIO - Jeliho Plastics Inc. plans to build a larger facility to relocate and expand its custom injection molding operation. The Amelia firm will spend about $1.5 million to $2 million to purchase land nearby in Amelia, build a 32,000-square-foot plant, buy three new injection presses and expand its mold-making shop.
Jeliho President Bill Deimling said his firm's current 19,000-square-foot facility is too crowded and he expects to land a large contract with an undisclosed customer. Jeliho will run the three new presses mainly for that contract. It will boost its molding space from 4,800 square feet to 12,000 square feet in the new plant.
Deimling said in a telephone interview that his firm usually buys Cincinnati Milacron presses. He expects to install the new ones early next year about a month after Jeliho relocates. The company will break ground on its 13-acre site this month.
Jeliho probably will buy presses with clamping forces of 110-220 tons, the size of most of its current 12 machines.
Deimling said Jeliho special-izes in glass-filled and engineering resins for applications such as industrial nailers, petrochemical parts and valve components. It has run its mold-making operation mainly as a captive shop for a year and a half.
Jeliho's sales were about $3.5 million for the year ended Sept. 30, up from $3 million the previous year. The firm plans to lease out its current Amelia facility.