TOLEDO, OHIO - DRS Industries Inc. of Toledo will break ground in July on 15,000-square-foot plant. The facility, at Holland, Ohio, near Toledo, will replace DRS Indus-tries' two current buildings. President Dean Sparks said the layout is complete and the property has been purchased. DRS is scheduled to move in November.
DRS currently is split between two buildings with a total of 10,000 square feet. The new building will be not only a consolidation, but also an expansion.
``Our main business is prototypes,'' said Sparks. ``We also design, build and run tools. So being in one building will be much more efficient for us.''
The company has two injection molding machines and plans to add one within a year of moving. It employs 16 people and will add three to five employees in a year.
DRS serves the automotive, appliance, electrical and closure industries. In the past two years, the company has invested $500,000 in molding and tooling to stay up to date in prototyping.
In mid-May, DRS will be online on the Internet. Customers will be able to access the company's quote form and e-mail data to DRS. Sparks said the firm's goal is to be active in Internet sales.
LEXINGTON, TENN. - Injection molder Falcon Plastics Inc. opened a 20,000-square-foot plant in Lexington in November.
Guy Bender, sales manager, cited the opening as a good opportunity to get closer to Falcon's customer base as well as add to it. The $2.5 million plant employs 25.
The plant's seven injection presses custom mold engineering resins and styrenics for a variety of original equipment manufacturer customers.
Falcon Plastics is based in Brookings, S.D., and had 1995 sales of $13 million.