WHITE OAK, TEXAS - Supreme Plastics Inc., an injection molder in White Oak, has expanded its second plant in Pharr, Texas, from 6,220 square feet to 20,000 square feet. The building was purchased in January 1994 and with an additional lot next to it, Supreme decided to remodel into one big building, said Carolyn Moon, quality manager. Officials de-clined to reveal how much was invested in the expansion, which was completed March 1.
The plant, which serves mainly the electric and computer industries with acetal and ABS parts, increased the number of presses from seven to 10.
``Over the next two years, we expect to increase from 10 to 20 machines,'' Moon said.
The presses have clamping forces of 28-300 tons. All ma-chines 50 tons and up are Toyos while those under 50 are Arburgs.
Supreme has 45 employees at Pharr and 115 total employees.
The White Oak plant serves electric, computer, plumbing, lawn and garden, medical and office products industries. The company's injection molding sales last year were $6.7 million.
Templas Industries shifts owner, name
TEMPLE, TEXAS-Templas Indus-tries, an injection molder in Tem-ple, has been acquired and the name changed to Templas Ltd.
The company was sold by J.E. Johnson to an undisclosed holding company. Acquisition price was not disclosed.
``We acquired it the first of April,'' said Bill Goss, Templas' new vice president of sales and marketing. ``It took nine months to negotiate the buyout.''
Templas has 15 employees, but before the management change there were more. According to Goss, a few of the previous employees were kept on. The firm made a profit within the first month of the acquisition.
The firm also has eight injection presses, ranging from 75-1,000 tons. Templas is targeting the furniture, auto and computer industries, and also molds casters.
Templas was founded in 1961. The new president and chief executive officer is J.M. Miller.
Two firms spin off third sister company
BURLINGTON, ILL. - Two sister firms have become a triad of companies. Device Tech Inc., an automation equipment division in Hampshire, Ill., recently was spun-off of Trident Manufacturing Inc., a value-added operations facility in Burlington. The third company, D&M Plastics Corp., Trident's original sister company, is an injection molder.
Device Tech began production in January. The 15,000-square-foot plant has high-speed robotics, assembly equipment and semi-automated systems, spokes-man Dave Schroeder said. It has a computer-aided design system and peripherals as well as a page on the Internet. The company has added about five employees for a total of 15.
Burlington-based D&M Plastics increased capacity by adding two presses in November, with clamping forces of 110 and 220 tons. The firm was ISO 9002 recertified in April, for its fourth year.
Device Tech's Internet address is: http://users.aol.com/devicetech/