A contract with a janitorial supply company is allowing injection molder Hoosier Pride Plastics Inc. to about double the size of its Fort Wayne facility and add 10 employees.
Specific terms of the contract, such as the name of the janitorial supply company and the value of the contract, were not disclosed by Michael Hoeppner, who co-owns the business with his wife, Linda.
Hoosier Pride will add about 25,000 square feet to its 26,000-square-foot plant at a cost of $500,000. The expansion includes the addition of materials-handling equipment costing $200,000.
Hoeppner said the addition will be used for warehousing and future molding. Hoosier Pride currently operates nine presses with clamping forces up to 1,500 tons.
Hoosier Pride expects to add at least 10 workers to its staff of 30, Hoeppner said.
According to a news release, the contract will boost Hoosier Pride's sales by 30 percent. Hoeppner declined to reveal specific sales figures.
The 16-year-old company supplies the automotive, toy and commercial/industrial markets.