CASPER, WYO. - Six months after a squabble with its custom molder over breach of contract, Defense Technology Corp. of America Inc. in Casper has new molds running and plans to bring a new tear gas manufacturing facility on line in two weeks. Mark Gifford, lawyer for the defensive spray products manufacturer, said that when Advanced Design Plastics Inc. in Denver closed its doors and kept Defense Technology's molds, ``it put quite a crimp in production.''
The suit since has been settled. Terms are confidential, but Gifford said Defense Technology got its tools back. However, ``most of them were not usable,'' Gifford said.
Tom Zimmerman, president of Defense Technology, said the firm had new molds built and an undisclosed custom molder in Ohio is running them.
Defense Technology operates six facilities. Zimmerman said the company has about $25 million in annual sales, and employs 100.