CLEARFIELD, UTAH—Sports Molding Inc. is diversifying from sports and recreation markets into other areas requiring intricate molding of engineering resins.
The Clearfield-based custom molder recently bought four new Arburg injection presses to mold window coverings for an undisclosed customer. Sports Molding also is expanding in electro-mechanical components, according to sales and marketing manager Scott Smith. Although the firm made its reputation molding parts for ski equipment and other sporting goods, its customer base is growing because it has carved a niche in Utah by specializing in engineering materials like thermoplastic polyurethanes, he said.
The firm moved in December to a new, 62,000-square-foot plant in Clearfield's Freeport Center industrial park. The leased facility gives it about 30 percent more space to accommodate growth.
Sports Molding's sales grew 37 percent last year to about $7 million. It has 35 presses and offers prototyping, assembly, decorating and tool-building services.