SHARON, MASS. - Sharon-based auxiliary equipment maker Dynisco Inc. has closed its facility in Woburn, Mass., that made gear pumps and screen changers and relocated those operations into two other plants, Dynisco announced Oct. 31. The Woburn plant employed fewer than 20, Dynisco said.
Manufacturing has been moved to Dynisco's existing gear pump and screen-changer plant in Hickory, N.C. Sales also will be conducted from Hickory. Engineering will be done at Dynisco's Kona unit, which makes injection molding hot-runner systems in Gloucester, Mass.Dynisco also makes transducers and testing equipment. In recent years, Dynisco acquired the Normag gear pump and Extek extrusion screen-changer businesses. In 1994, Dynisco created a firm, Synex, to combine Normag and Extek, but dropped the Synex name as part of a restructuring in early 1996.
Andrea Viccaro, marketing communications manager confirmed that Bart Jones, who had been Synex's executive vice president, left the firm.
In August, Dynisco announced Roger Brooks was leaving after 14 years as chief executive. The firm hopes to name a new CEO by the end of the year, Viccaro said.