ELBRIDGE, N.Y.-Tessy Plastics Corp., an Elbridge injection molding firm, said later this year it will build and open a 40,000-square-foot plant in Lynchburg, Va., where one of its major customers, a telephone manufacturer, is located. President Henry Beck said the project will cost between $2.5 million and $3.5 million. The plant will have about 15 injection presses with clamping forces of 85-250 tons and will employ about 50.
The Lynchburg plant also will have Class 10,000 and Class 100 clean rooms for molding medical, diagnostic and optical products.
Tessy serves the telecommunications, automotive, medical and pharmaceutical, appliance, computer and industrial markets.
Tupperware targets overseas markets
ORLANDO, FLA.-China and India have given Tupperware Corp. approval to do business in those huge and heavily populated countries, and the company said it also is seeking to expand market share in the Philippines.
Evanda Li will be managing director of Tupperware China, which will be based in Guangzhou. She has been managing director for Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
"We've received authorization from the People's Republic of China to sell throughout the entire country, so we'll move out as fast as we can put the systems in place to do it," said a spokeswoman at Tupperware headquarters in Orlando.
India has approved Tupperware plans to establish a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquarters probably will be near New Delhi.
Pradeep Mathur has been named managing director of the new operation. He most recently has been vice president and chief financial officer of Tupperware's Asia-Pacific operations.
Tupperware Philippines, based in Manila, is one of the best-performing Tupperware units in the world, and has room to grow, said Larry Cambron, president and managing director.