VANDALIA, OHIO — Electra Form Inc., which provides injection tooling, robotics and consulting for plastic beverage bottle manufacturers, is closing its Laura, Ohio, plant and centralizing operations in its two Vandalia sites.
The 63,000- and 50,000-square-foot facilities in Vandalia now will house all of Electra Form's machinery, employees and operations.
The Laura plant's 39 employees are making the move to Vandalia.
``It's amazing how hard it was to communicate sometimes, even though we were just 17 miles away,'' said operations director Jerry Brackney. ``Having all of our operations under one roof really makes a difference.''
The Vandalia City Council is providing about $27,000 for equipment and other improvements.
Electra Form employs about 190. Brackney would not provide sales figures.
Brackney said business is growing and competition is fierce in the company's international market.
``Closing the Laura plant will help us operate even more efficiently and things should run a lot smoother,'' he said.