Although the following companies are among North America's significant rotational molders, Plastics News was unable to obtain enough information to include them in the chart. Several of the companies started rotomolding after 1994, and therefore did not qualify. Associated Rotomolding Inc. of Berthoud, Colo., started in April 1995. The company runs two machines making toys, playground equipment, recreation and sporting goods, medical furniture, and aerospace, automotive, military and other products.
Boeing Commercial Airplane Group in Seattle does captive molding on two machines, but declined to provide sales.
Cambro Manufacturing Co. of Huntington Beach, Calif., does rotational, injection and compression molding. The privately held company makes a wide range of polycarbonate, polypropylene and polyethylene products for the food-service industry. It employs about 650.
Carris Rotational Moulders Inc. of Aurora, Ontario, has four machines serving toy, tank, recreation, nontank and military markets. The custom molder declined to provide sales.
Castex Industries Inc. of Holland, Mich., is the rotomolding arm of Tennant Co. of Minneapolis, a maker of floor cleaning equipment. The company declined to break out sales for its captive rotomolding operation.
Central California Container Mfg. Inc. of Chowchilla, Calif., rotomolds industrial, agricultural and water storage tanks from 200-16,000 gallons in 50 different sizes and configurations. It also will expand to horizontal tanks within six months, said Kevin Williams, co-owner and vice president. The company also custom rotomolds.
Chase-Durus Industries of Bend, Ore., molds for lawn and garden and other markets on two machines, but the company declined to release sales.
Dixie Poly Drum Corp. of Yemassee, S.C., said it runs two factories, but declined to provide sales.
Dixie Tank Co. of Jacksonville, Fla., began production in 1995 making tanks and nontank industrial applications.
Dura-Cast Products Inc. is a three-machine rotomolder of tanks based in Lake Wales, Fla.
Eger Products Inc., a dip molder in Amelia, Ohio, started a rotomolding division in 1994, but actual production did not begin until April 1995.
Another startup is Englehart Moulding Corp. of Newbury, Ohio. The company molds kayaks for children and does custom molding.
Notable in its absence is Fisher-Price, a unit of Mattel Inc. The toymaker is not included this year in the chart, which is based on 1994 sales, because it returned to the rotomolding field at the very end of 1994. But Fisher-Price, which has big plans, will be ranked next year. The company switched over its plant in Medina, N.Y., from injection molding to rotomolding. It also rotomolds in a second plant, in Ontario, Calif., and is adding a third, in Augusta, Ga.
Fluoroware Inc. of Chaska, Minn., processes proprietary and custom fluoropolymer materials for instrumentation and device handling products for the semiconductor and chemical processing markets. It also proc-esses engineering thermoplastics for those industries and makes free-standing tanks. Fluoroware has injection and rotational molding and extrusion capabilities. Plastics News reported in 1994 that companywide sales were more than $75 million, but was unable to obtain specific rotomolding figures. The company employs about 500.
Game Time Inc. of Fort Payne, Ala., rotomolds parts for its playground equipment, which also uses wood and steel components.
Granger Industries Inc. of Cincinnati opened a one-machine plant in February.
Hoover Group Inc. in Alpharetta, Ga., rotationally molds Tufftank containers at its Mount Vernon, Ohio, plant. The firm also blow molds its Bulkdrum product line.
Intermetro Industries Corp. of Fostoria, Ohio, molds proprietary parts used on material handling and storage products for the medical and food-service industries. Intermetro declined to provide rotomolding sales.
Miracle Recreation Equipment Co. of Monett, Mo., rotomolds parts for its own playground equipment, on two machines at its headquarters in Monett.
Old Town Canoe Co., based in Old Town, Maine, has been paddling around the canoe-building sector for 95 years. The company makes canoes out of wood, ABS, polyethylene and glass-reinforced plastic. Industry sources say Old Town is one of the top four canoe makers involved in rotomolding.
Today's Kids rotomolds large, hollow toys at its five-machine plant in Booneville, Ark.
XL Specialty Percussion Inc. of Huntertown, Ind., molds consumer and recreation products, but declined to give sales.