MILFORD, N.H. - Hy-Ten Die and Development Corp. in Milford will combine its four current plants into one 30,000-square-foot building in August. The company's president, Franz Fritsch, said the more modern $3 million facility will provide the firm with greater efficiency by being under one roof.
Hy-Ten has 17 injection molding machines and plans to add five to seven by the end of 1996. The building's capacity, which Hy-Ten plans to reach by mid-1997, will be a total of 35-40 machines. The firm employs 80, and will add 20 as it grows.
In addition to injection molding, Hy-Ten designs and builds tools. It serves the medical, pharmaceutical, electrical, industrial and computer markets.
The firm's 1995 fiscal year end injection molding sales were $5.5 million
Evco Plastics grows with new clean room
DEFOREST, WIS. - Evco Plastics is in the process of adding a Class 100,000 clean room to one of its DeForest plants. The room, which is 75 percent complete, will house 12 injection presses and will be fully operational by summer.
Evco said it is constructing the clean room to meet present and future customer demands. The firm has been training 30 employees for two years to run the $1.5 million medical molding facility.
Evco has four plants in Wiscon-sin and one in Georgia. Last year its sales were $39 million.
C and H relocating to larger facility
WATERVILLE, N.Y. - C and H Plastics Inc. of Waterville moved its manufacturing in July from a 16,000-square-foot facility to a 55,000-square-foot plant. The offices will be moved by July.
With the need of room for a broadening customer base, C and H Plastics purchased a plant across town for approximately $350,000. In the process, the company traded a machine and added two more, giving the firm a total of 11 presses. C and H Plastics custom molds commodity and engineered resins for the appliance, computer, electrical and medical industries.
C and H had sales of $2.4 million in fiscal year end 1995.
PMI buys building to open 2nd plant
HARRISBURG, N.C. - Plastics Manufacturing Inc. has purchased a 113,000-square-foot building to set up a second molding plant.
Company President Bob Rowe said an increase of 30 percent in sales over the last few years was the driving force behind the expansion project. The firm had planned to add on to its 125,000-square-foot facility in Harrisburg. However, when the building across the street became available, the timing was right and the company's needs could be met.
The recently purchased building has 14 injection molding machines which process a wide range of engineered resins. The building will also serve as a warehouse. Plastics Manufacturing serves the business machine, medical and secondary transportation industries.The firm's sales for 1995 were $80 million.
Alliance Precision moving to new plant
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Alliance Precision Plastics of Rochester will move to a 90,000-square-foot facility in December.
The new building will have 21 injection presses and a Class 100,000 clean room. Alliance is currently leasing its 78,000-square-foot facility and will invest $4 million to build the plant.
``It's more economical and efficient for us to own our own building,'' said Tony Ficarella, president.
Alliance employs about 120. It supplies the automotive, computer and entertainment industries with custom molded thermoplastics. Last year's sales were $15 million.
Avtech Plastic to add press at Mich. plant
FRASER, MICH. - Within three months, Avtech Plastic Products Inc. will add an injection molding machine to its Fraser plant. President Clay Baker said he likes to upgrade one or two machines a year. The addition will cost around $200,000. As a Tier 2 molder, Avtech supplies larger molders with parts.
Avtech added an assembly operation to install foam sound barriers to plastic inserts in mid-March. The process cost $28,000 and allowed Avtech to employ five more people.
Accurate Plastic finishes expansion
MABELVALE, ARK. - Accurate Plastic Molding has recently completed an 8,000-square-foot expansion at its Mabelvale plant.
The expansion accommodates an increase in the firm's customer base and cost $350,000, according to the company. Four injection molding machines were added with five more to be installed in the next year.
Accurate produces custom injection parts for the consumer and automotive industries and for industrial accounts. The firm employs about 40.
Besides the custom molding plant, Accurate has a tooling facility in which molds are designed and built. Accurate Plastic Mold-ing received its ISO 9001 certification in December.
Injection molding sales for fiscal year 1995 were $2 million.