DLH Industries Inc. is expanding one of its Canton, Ohio, facilities, according to Lee Randolph, systems manager and secretary of the board of directors.
DLH, which is both a tubing extruder and injection molder, is investing roughly $360,000 to double space at the 12,000-square-foot facility in Canton, Randolph said in an interview at SAE '98, held Feb. 23-26 in Detroit.
Although the new space will ``accommodate some growth,'' the expansion is mainly an effort to reduce costs, he said. It should be complete by late April.
DLH spent $380,000 last year to build the existing Canton plant, which currently operates eight 75-ton Newbury injection presses, according to Randolph.
The company will not purchse any new machines, but plans to move nearly 30 presses from other facilities, he said.
Randolph also said the plant eventually will have extrusion capabilities.
The company manufactures thermoplastic products for automotive, industrial and medical applications. Products include tubing assemblies for air, vacuum, emission and washer wiper harnesses. It also produces injection molds, extrusion tooling and test equipment.
DLH employs about 500. The expansion will not create any new jobs at the firm.
The company ranked 93rd in Plastics News' 1997 survey of North American pipe, profile and tubing extruders, with estimated relevant sales of $15 million.