STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. - M&N Plastics is building a 40,000-square-foot injection molding facility in Rochester Hills, Mich., because of increased business. The $3.5 million plant will be ready for production in March. The plant, which is located on 5 acres, can be expanded up to 85,000 square feet.
``We're growing rapidly be-cause of the work done on quality systems. We expect to be into the 85,000-square-feet within two years after moving in,'' said James Bronersky, vice president and general manager of the Sterling Heights-based company.
This will be M&N Plastics' second injection molding plant and will have seven injection presses with 500-1,500 tons of clamping force. It will employ about 35.
Because M&N Plastics serves only the automotive industry, an engineering center dedicated to design work for automotive customers also will be installed.
The firm's other plant, in Sterling Heights, has 13 injection presses with 120-800 tons of clamping force. It employs 65. The company also has a tool shop and an assembly division in Sterling Heights.
M&N Plastics reported sales of $9.1 million last year. Officials expect sales to climb to $15 million to $17 million next year with the addition of the new plant.