A Corona, Calif., custom injection molder is staking his name on his company - literally. President Richard Campbell announced a name change for his firm, formerly Venture Plastics Inc., now called Campbell Plastics Engineering and Manufacturing Inc.
``The name change shows our intention to remain in business over the long term and rein-forces our commitment to the company by putting our family name on the line,'' he said.
The change also reflects the company's heavy involvement with the U.S. government in a long-term contract to research and develop a new gas mask.
``This has assisted us in becoming a highly technical company,'' Campbell said.
Campbell Plastics operates eight injection molding presses, two of which recently were purchased new to replace older machines. The new presses include one vertical Autojector unit with 90 tons of clamping force and one horizontal Nissei press with 60 tons of clamping force.
The firm's machines now have clamping forces of 60-400 tons.
Campbell said he also added an IQ/Genesis MRP II Management System, which not only measures daily productivity but daily costs as well. The firm expects to gain ISO 9000 certification in about six months, he said.
``This has been a period of regeneration, a technical metamorphosis, for us,'' Campbell said.
The 15-year-old firm also offers mold design and mold building, the capability to mold silicone, vertical insert molding, sonic welding and hot printing.
Campbell Plastics serves the telecommunications, computer/electronic, automotive, medical and aerospace industries, and employs 40.