A joint venture painting company, partly owned by an Arizona injection molder, is mulling expansion projects.
The venture, Plastic Painting Solutions, operates from leased facilities in Tempe, Ariz., and Fort Worth, Texas.
``PPS will expand either later this year or in 2000,'' Mark Singleton said in a news release. ``Exact locations are not available at this time,'' however, a company brochure said locations were being developed in Mexico and California.
Singleton manages PPS and is president of the Venture's partner Western Spray Painting of Arizona Inc., which focuses on painting markets outside of the telecommunications industry. Western has facilities in Tempe and Stockton, Calif.
Custom injection molder InteSys Technologies Inc. of Gilbert, Ariz., is the other 50-50 partner.
``We formed PPS to focus on higher decorative, cosmetic and difficult plastic components,'' Greg Layne, InteSys president, said in a telephone interview.
Before PPS was formed in August, InteSys accounted for about 15 percent of Western's previously combined metal and plastics painting business.
Now, InteSys' painting requirements represent about 70 percent of PPS's volume, Layne said. ``We see doing business with others molders who need these services.''
InteSys customers include Nokia Corp., Motorola Inc. and General Motors Corp.
PPS employs about 55 and uses automated and batch-controlled painting processes.