Fibox Inc., the North American assembly and distribution unit of Fibox Oy Ab, has moved about 10 miles from Elkridge, Md., to Glen Burnie.
The unit employs seven and assembles injection molded components from its Jorvas, Finland-based parent into corrosion-resistant enclosures for electronics and electrical applications. The enclosures range from 4-inch cubes to those with panels measuring 2 feet by 16 inches.
``Most of our housings are aimed at people putting electronics in harm's way'' outside industrial and petrochemical plants, David Crooks, general manager of Fibox Inc., said by telephone.
The subsidiary also does marketing and sales, and recently was given responsibility for South America, according to Crooks.
The parent firm makes parts of polycarbonate, ABS and polystyrene, fiberglass and aluminum. It has three plants in Finland and one in Inchon, South Korea. The firm does two-component molding of PC parts and thermoplastic elastomer gaskets, and recently bought machines to permit three-component molding.
Fibox was established in 1991 in a management buyout of Fiskars Corp.'s enclosure unit. The firm also performs contract manufacturing, including production of cellular telephone covers.