HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Har-rison Township-based A/M/P In-dustries plans to add one to two higher-tonnage injection molding machines by the fourth quarter of 1996. An additional four or five employees will also be hired. A/M/P has received inquiries for higher tonnage ranges said spokeswoman Laurie Vican. Vican declined to say how much would be invested in the machines. A/M/P's three- to five-year plan is to add five more higher-tonnage machines and replace some of the older injection molding machines.
The company serves the automotive, recreation, packaging, aerospace, lawn and garden and consumer products industries with parts made of engineered resins. A/M/P is part of American Team Inc., based in Harrison Township. American Team's sales last year were $44 million.
Mid-America gets Rubbermaid contract
GARDNER, KAN. - A supplier to Rubbermaid Corp.'s office products division will open a $3.5 million to $4 million plant in Knoxville, Tenn., this fall and will employ 100.
Mid-America Plastics Inc. of Gardner has secured a five-year contract with Rubbermaid. The 42,000-square-foot plant, which will open in August or Septem-ber, is being built near the distribution and corporate offices of the Rubbermaid division. The eight injection molding machines will process polypropylene, polyethylene and polystyrene. The plant will operate three shifts, seven days a week to meet demand.
``We're molding with other Rubbermaid divisions now and enjoy the relationship,'' said Mid-America President John Bower. ``We'd like to establish partnerships with other companies in the future,'' he added.
Mid-America serves the automotive, consumer product, appliance and display merchant industries. Sales for 1995 were estimated at $15 million.