Casco gains space, equipment in move
CHESTERFIELD, MICH.—Casco Plastic Tooling Co. of Chesterfield has moved to a larger facility.
According to a company spokesman, its 23,000-square-foot plant was replaced by a 65,000-square-foot facility down the road.
The company is buying five new extrusion lines. With a total of 11 lines, Casco hopes to meet new market demands; the company has started a new line of automotive seating components. It also makes decorative trim for the automotive industry.
Casco, which employed 50, expanded to 87 workers.
The company would not disclose the cost of the move, which took place in March.
Jet targets Mexico for capacity addition
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles-based Jet Plastics is moving its Tijuana, Mexico, operation into a larger facility in the same city, and said it will add five or six extrusion lines there by the end of the year.
The added extruders will cost more than $1 million and will be dedicated to custom work. An equipment supplier has not been chosen, according to a company spokesman.
The new, 20,000-square-foot facility will be double the size of the existing plant. The company, which serves a variety of markets, said it has not determined the cost of the new facility.
The company, which had sales of $11.8 million last year, will have 14 lines after the move. Jet Plastics employs 240 at its Los Angeles and Tijuana plants.
Davidson Plastics merges three plants
TACOMA, WASH. — Davidson Plastics Corp. of Tacoma will consolidate three existing facilities into one.
The facilities, all in Tacoma, consist of two extrusion plants and a warehouse.
The new facility will be 20,000 square feet larger than the company's previous facilities combined, which had a total of 105,000 square feet.
The company has purchased a 31/2-inch extruder to raise capacity.
Davidson already has 30 lines in North America, according to information the company provided for Plastics News' ranking of pipe, profile and tubing extruders.
Davidson, a custom profile extruder, also makes tubular fences and highway products.
The consolidation will cost $6.5 million.
The company had sales of $20 million last year, and is owned by Ashton Corp. of Seattle.