BOWLING GREEN, KY. - H&W Plastics Inc. plans to expand manufacturing space and injection molding capacity for an anticipated sales increase. The Bowling Green firm, established a year ago, expects to order two injection presses in the 50- to 350-ton range by August, said co-owner Robin Hunt.
``We expect to add four new [molding] programs'' in July, Hunt said by telephone.
H&W's major accounts are transportation equipment suppliers. She said one potentially major product H&W will launch is a thermoplastic elastomer device that prevents a seat belt from chafing or cutting a child's neck.
H&W will spend an unspecified amount of money to build a 22,000-square-foot addition in the fall. It now has four presses in 8,000 square feet of space. She said sales this year should reach $2.5 million. H&W has five employees and plans to hire nine more this month.