EDINBURGH, IND. - Center Line Mold & Tool plans to expand its head office facility to meet sales growth in plastic injection molds. President Scott Bringle said his company will add a computer numerically controlled sinker electric discharge ma-chining unit at Edinburgh by the end of May. It will cost about $250,000. The firm will spend about another $360,000 to add 9,000 square feet of space by mid-June. It now has four CNC EDMs at the 7,600-square-foot plant.
Bringle said Center Line's sales have grown to about $2.5 million annually since he established the mold builder in 1990. It does most of its work for automotive, appliance, computer parts and wire harness molding, including insert molding.
Center Line will buy the Edinburgh facility now that environmental officials gave the site ``a clean bill of health'' after testing for contaminants. It employs 31 in the leased facility and will boost staff to about 50 when it hires more engineers and other workers for the expansion.
Center Line plans to relocate its Dallas operation to a 7,000-square-foot facility when it finds a suitable building. Its Dallas unit, established last fall, is now sharing a facility with another company. Bringle reiterated his long-term plan to establish another satellite plant in Texas, and one or more in southeastern United States.