Injection molder Nicolet Plastics Inc. is expanding its 16,000-square-foot Mountain, Wis., facility. The company began building the 10,000-square-foot addition in November, and hopes to complete it by June 1.
The addition will house at least two new molding presses with clamping forces of 250 tons each, plus an enlarged assembly area. It also will include a mezzanine level for mold storage and a conveyer system to transfer parts to the shipping area more efficiently.
President Phil Hartman said in a news release the expansion was needed to meet an overall demand for greater production capacity and to offer more services.
``Our customers are requiring more and more value-added services, such as machining, assembly and packaging. This expansion gives us the ability to provide such services,'' Hartman said.
Nicolet did not disclose the amount invested in the expansion.
The company currently operates 10 molding presses with clamping forces of 30-250 tons and employs 35.
Beth Hartman, general manager, said the company does not plan to hire additional employees.
In addition to injection molding, Nicolet has mold-making and engineering capabilities as a result of Nicolet's purchase of Hart Tool & Engineering in 1992.
Nicolet serves the automotive, window, furniture, medical, home products and electrical industries.