Plastics News correspondent Frank Antosiewicz gathered the following briefs at Plasti/Conn 98, held Oct. 29. in Southington, Conn.
Connecticut molder adding three presses
Custom injection molder Northeast Mold & Plastics Inc., based in Glastonbury, Conn., has plans to add three more machines in the next quarter, according to production manager Ron Bodeau.
Bodeau said a 30-ton shuttle, as well as 110- and 300-ton presses are under consideration. The company currently has 11 presses ranging from 15-300 tons in its 15,000-square-foot facility.
He said that sales have quadrupled in the past year, rising to $3.5 million. The company concentrates on New England, but has been finding business as far south as Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Bodeau said 80 percent of the company's production is in electronics.
``Most of what we do is small or tight tolerance,'' he said.
Plasti/Conn 98 show continues its growth
Plasti/Conn 98 at the Aqua Turf in Southington was twice the size of the previous show and it should be even larger in the spring of 2000, said Ted Stoughton, planning committee member.
A total of 108 exhibitors were on hand this year. About 600 people attended this show.