Sonoco Crellin opens center for research
CHATHAM, N.Y. — Injection molder Sonoco Crellin recently opened a research and development center near its other facilities in Chatham.
The Richard S. Crellin Advanced Engineering Center has 6,000 square feet of space and allows research and development without disrupting production. The center will hold four injection molding machines, an extruder and a thermoforming machine.
Sonoco Crellin, a subsidiary of Sonoco Products Co. of Hartsville, S.C., produces engineered injection molded and extruded plastic products for the textile, wire, cable, fiber-optic, filtration, performance film and food-service industries.
A company spokeswoman would not disclose the price of the new facility.
Eagle Pacific Industries Inc. of Minneapolis raised $10 million through a private placement of redeemable 8 percent convertible preferred stock to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. in mid-May. The stock, which is convertible to common stock at $4.26 per share, will pay an 8 percent dividend. The company plans to increase capacity and efficiency with the extra equity. Eagle extrudes PVC and polyethylene pipe and tubing.
Plastic blister packaging producer Alloyd Co.'s Fontana, Calif., plant received ISO 9001 certification.
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