Davis-Standard Corp. is moving its Sterling and Hartig blow molding machinery operations into its Somerville, N.J., factory, which is getting a new high-bay addition to handle big accumulator-head blow molding machines.
Pawcatuck, Conn.-based Davis-Standard is investing nearly $3 million in the Somerville expansion, according to Vice President Hassan Helmy.
Blow molding manufacturing will move to Somerville from a leased factory in nearby Edison, N.J. Davis-Standard plans to stop production in Edison this fall, once the Somerville expansion is finished.
Somerville already houses production of Davis-Standard's blown and cast film machinery, extrusion coating machines and winders for the wire and cable industry.
To handle the blow molding equipment operations, Davis-Standard is adding 18,000 square feet onto the 180,000-square-foot factory.
Helmy said the existing building has a high enough ceiling to make midsize blow molding machines.
The expansion, with a higher ceiling and 100-ton crane capacity, was needed to meet demand for heavier, larger accumulator-head machines, said Helmy, vice president of extrusion coating, blown and cast film and wire and cable. He also leads corporate research and development.