DUBLIN, OHIO - Metatec Corp. is expanding its compact disc plant to produce a new generation of the optical storage products. The Dublin company is investing an undisclosed amount in an 80,000-square-foot addition, of which about half will be used to injection mold, replicate and print digital versatile discs. The high-capacity discs may be used for video or data storage. Spokesman Rich Baker said his firm has not decided whether to buy equipment for the project. The plant's current 14 injection presses might be enough for initial business in the new molding program.
In Metatec's 1994 expansion it installed six new injection molding presses.
Baker said the addition should be finished by the end of the year. It will boost Dublin's total space to about 200,000 square feet. The addition also includes space for a new data center and offices.
Metatec produces CD-ROMs and develops software and network services.
The 11-year-old firm trades on Nasdaq and had sales of $39.2 million for the 1995 year's end.