BALTIMORE — Maryland Thermoforming Corp. early this month installed a new Sencorp in-line thermoformer, its fourth in-line machine, to handle growing packaging markets.
The Baltimore firm's sales of packaging for liquor gift-sets and cosmetics are especially buoyant, and the new line came just in time to meet a surge in orders, said Maryland President Scott Macdonald.
The firm's in-line machines handle a variety of purchased, light-gauge roll-stock sheet, including polyolefins, vinyl, PET and polystyrene.
Macdonald targets sales of $5 million this year, about 30 percent higher than last year.
Growth has been helped by its relocation last summer from Towson, Md., to a 45,000-square-foot plant in Baltimore.
Maryland Thermoforming purchased a former printing plant, more than doubling the space it had in its previous facility. The company expects to hire as many as a dozen more employees, which would give it a work force of 45.
Maryland Thermoforming affiliate, custom injection molder Klon Corp., also relocated to Baltimore, and the two operations share a toolroom. The injection molding operation and toolroom employ about 25.
Maryland also runs three sheet-fed thermoformers for heavy-gauge industrial components.
Several private investors own the company, which they purchased in 1994.