Staff reporter Shannon Ledson wrote the following briefs from the National Design and Engineering Show, held recently in Chicago. Murrplastik moves to expanded plant
Murrplastik Systems Inc. had a busy week with moving into a new facility March 13 while also continuing to conduct business as usual at the Design Show.
The maker of polypropylene chains, conduit and fittings doubled its space to 15,000 square feet by moving into the building behind its North American headquarters in Doylestown, Pa., said Dave Smith, National Sales Manager.
Murrplastik is based in Oppenweiler, Germany, and opened a facility in Doylestown three years ago, he said.
K&M Plastics adds blow molder machines
K&M Plastics Inc. recently added two more blow molding machines to its Elk Grove Village, Ill., plant.
The custom processor installed an 80-pound and a 20-pound Hardigg machine, according to Bruce Bart, sales manager.
K&M also recently began winding fiberglass material around blow molded parts for water tanks, he said.
Rotomolder Three 60 acquires equipment
Custom rotomolder Three 60 Corp. has added a computer numerically controlled router as well as a new rotational molding machine to its fleet at the Howell, Mich., headquarters.
Three 60 relocated from southern California last year to the new 20,000-square-foot facility.
The firm makes a variety of custom products ranging from mailboxes to airplane fuel tanks.
Plastair plans entry into U.S. marketplace
Granby, Quebec-based Plastair, a manufacturer of tubing and air hoses, is attempting to break into the American marketplace for the first time in its 10-year existence.
The maker of polyethylene, PVC, polyurethane and nylon products aimed at the air tool and fluid handling industries also hopes to tackle the truck air-brakes market, said Thomas Ashcroft, sales and marketing manager.
In addition, Plastair plans to install two more extruders at its Canadian headquarters, he said.
Grimm Bros. buys thermoform machine
Grimm Bros. Plastics Corp. added a new three-station rotary thermoforming machine in March and already is growing out of its temporary additional space built last year at its Wapello, Iowa, headquarters.
Grimm put in a 3,000-square-foot mezzanine over its main manufacturing floor to be used for assembly, said Larry Moser, sales and marketing manager.
"We're eventually going to have to take a wall out to expand," he said.
Grimm reported 1998 sales of $6 million.