MANAWA, WIS. — Kam-Art Industries Inc., a Manawa-based thermoformer, is investing about $300,000 to add warehouse space, a new thermoforming line and a computer numerically controlled trimming machine.
The company has acquired several new customers and needs more manufacturing space, said President Paul Kamke. He attributes the increased customer base to Kam-Art's use of robotics, five-axis CNC machines and its trimming capabilities.
``We're able to do parts we couldn't do manually before,'' he said.
When the 7,500-square-foot warehouse is complete April 1, Kam-Art will add the thermoforming line and CNC trimmer, and four to five employees to its staff of 18. The 26-year-old company has six thermoformers and serves the signage, lawn and garden, automotive, industrial, electrical, office product, marine and agricultural industries. Kam Art reported sales of $1.5 million last year.