BAXTER, MINN. — Lindar Corp. is expanding thermoforming capacity to capitalize on sales growth in thin-wall applications.
The Baxter-based firm is spending about $500,000 to double its floor space to 28,000 square feet while it adds in-line thermoformers for thin sheet. Since late last year it has installed three in-line systems and will open the fourth in about two months, said Lindar President Thomas Haglin. It will complete the building addition by October.
Haglin said his firm converts roll-stock PET sheet into packaging, trays and materials-handling products. It used to make such products on its three cut-sheet thermoformers, which also make heavy-gauge parts for recreational markets, mainly using purchased ABS sheet.
Lindar's recent growth has exceeded 20 percent annually and it logged sales of about $1.7 million last year. The firm's origins date to 1980. Haglin bought it in 1993 and soon began expansion and automation programs.