CHICAGO — S&L Plastics Inc. hopes to consolidate its manufacturing and allow room for future growth by adding another 40,000 square feet of space onto its plant in Nazareth, Pa., later this year.
The injection molding and extrusion company, which exhibited at the show, already is at capacity at its 75,000-square-foot plant. S&L also is renting another 25,000 square feet in a nearby building and occupies 10,000 square feet of space at an old building in Ivyland, Pa., President John Bungert said.
With new business prospects pending, the company wants to buy 3 acres of land later this year from a cement company in Nazareth, he said.
``This would allow us to consolidate our outside rental space and give us room to grow,'' Bungert said. The deal still is in the beginning stages, he said.
S&L Plastics currently runs 26 injection molding machines, 18 profile extruders and three sheet extruders at its Nazareth plant and its sister company, Delaware Valley Products in Ivyland.
S&L's last expansion occurred in 1997 when it purchased 2 acres of land and added 30,000 square feet of space to the Nazareth plant, Bungert said.
S&L reported $15.2 million in sales in 1997.