Mold builder Stolle Technology Inc. plans to add equipment and employees as it continues its recent expansion.
The Winston-Salem toolmaker will add three computer numerically controlled machining centers and support equipment during the next 12-18 months, said President Manfred Stolle. The company is receiving $150,0000 in a loan-incentive package from the city to support the expansion, he said.
The injection mold maker moved to the Winston-Salem site in 2001 and has been replacing equipment with newer, automated pieces, Stolle said. The latest additions continue that trend and allow the company to compete better with lower-wage, overseas mold shops, he said.
``The only way to get that done is to work around clock and at night with automated equipment,'' he said.
The move also will mean the addition of about a dozen workers during the next 18 months, Stolle said. The firm currently has 20 employees at the 18,000-square-foot location. Stolle and his wife, Barbara, started the tooling company in 1997.