DETROIT — Commercial Tool & Die Co. has moved its injection molding subsidiary adjacent to its mold-making shop in Comstock Park, Mich.
The company shifted its subsidiary CG Plastics Inc. to a new, 15,000-square-foot plant in the Grand Rapids suburb, company engineer Robert Rietema said Nov. 11 at the Modern Mold & Tooling Exposition and Conference in Detroit. The company also purchased a Van Dorn injection press with a clamping force of 500 tons after the move was completed last summer.
CG Plastics primarily conducts mold tryouts and low-volume production runs, Rietema said. The facility has four injection presses, with clamping forces of 170-700 tons.
The move also allowed the firm to shift another subsidiary, CG Model & Fixture Inc., to the 12,500-square-foot building in Grand Rapids that had housed CG Plastics. The subsidiary makes prototype models and fixtures for molds.
Commercial Tool, an injection toolmaker, recorded about $4 million in sales last year, Rietema said.