Custom insert injection molder InserTech International Inc. plans to nearly triple its space with a move to a 35,000-square-foot facility in July.
Cary, Ill.-based InserTech, which was founded in 1992, will be moving from a 12,000-square-foot location to a facility across the street. The company will lease the plant.
``Our goal is to become the engineering arm for our customers. We focus on first-tier suppliers in the automotive industry and telecommunications, but we are looking to get into other markets,'' President David Butt said in a telephone interview.
Butt said growing business is a major reason behind the move. The company generated $2.2 million in sales last year and is on course for $3.8 million this year. It employs 48.
InserTech has 11 presses, with clamping forces of 40-200 tons. It already has purchased three more presses for new jobs in the pipeline.
``Our philosophy is to replace our equipment every three years so we don't have old equipment,'' Butt said.
InserTech is working to patent a process it calls advanced encapsulation technology, which is used for under-the-hood applications and in doors. However, Butt said, the process can be used in ``any area to seal it from the elements.''
Butt said the process produces multilayer, three-dimensional encapsulated components using a single shot of plastic.
The company specializes in insert molding projects with a high degree of difficulty. It obtained ISO 9002 and QS 9000 certification in 1998.