Pennsylvania custom injection molder True Precision Plastics Inc. is moving to a bigger, more modern facility 12 miles down the road. "We ran out of room," said Jim Hirsch, vice president and co-owner.
The company will move from a 33,000-square-foot plant in Leola, Pa., to a 50,000-square-foot building in nearby East Hempfield Township, Pa. Hirsch expects everything to be up and running at the new location March 27.
The company has 115 employees, 20 injection molding presses and sales of nearly $10 million, Hirsch said. It signed a seven-year lease with an option to buy the building, and invested $750,000 in preparation for the move, he said.
"We put in a tile floor, added office space, an overhead crane — 5 tons — and an automated material-handling system," he said.
The move brings True Precision closer to its biggest customer, Harley Davidson Inc., which has a plant in York, Pa. True Precision also supplies such companies as Agilent Technologies Inc. and Exide Corp.
"This makes it possible for us to grow with our existing customers. Every one of them is in some sort of growth move," he said.
The new site is closer to Lancaster and York, Pa., providing better access to markets and labor. The facility is air conditioned, which will allow for better process and quality control, and faster cycle times. And, the employees will gain men's and women's locker rooms, as well as a large lunchroom, Hirsch noted.
True Precision is owned by Hirsch, President Simon Lever and Vice President Bob Holbrook. The company was started in 1970 in New Holland, Pa., and moved to Leola in 1980.