CHICAGO — Daytona Plastix Inc. has added parts fabrication to its roster of capabilities after finishing a $2 million expansion of its warehouse and production facilities.
The longtime producer of plastic sheet, rod and tubing has begun thermoforming marine and consumer products, said Vice President Juan Loebel. The Daytona Beach, Fla., firm began that work after doubling its headquarters facility, bringing space there to 82,000 square feet. It also added 30 employees, boosting its work force to 94.
Thermoforming now makes up about 20 percent of the firm's operations, Loebel said Sept. 26 at the International Marine Trades Exhibit & Conference in Chicago. Its products include boat doors, hatches, deck plates, tubs, lockers and port lights.
Daytona Plastix also has introduced one of the marine industry's first injection molded deck hatches, the Euro 2000, featuring a piece of tempered glass molded into a PP shell.
The company produces a line of ProBoard plastic sheet that replaces plywood for marine trim applications.
The firm has two other plants, in Marietta, Ga., and Phoenix. Loebel would not disclose sales.