SAGINAW, MICH. - Saginaw Plastic Molding Inc., a Saginaw-based blow molder, added a machine this year and, in addition to increasing its capacity next year, is expecting to move to a larger facility. The 6-year-old firm added its fifth blow molding machine in July and about 15 employees in the last year because of increased business in the toy industry.
Saginaw has 48 employees in its 30,000-square-foot plant. It serves the toy, appliance, copy print toner and automotive industries.
Next year, the firm will add three blow molding machines. Calvin Little, vice president of sales, said the machines can each cost as much as $250,000. He also said Saginaw would like to build a plant or renovate an existing facility to increase its space to 60,000-70,000 square feet.
Saginaw majority owner Lawrence Crawford last month formed a joint venture with Walbro Corp. of Cass City, Mich., and William Pickard, majority owner of Regal Plastics Co. of Roseville, Mich., to make blow molded fuel tanks in Detroit for General Motors Corp. and Chrysler Corp.