Vision Plastics Inc. has added four injection molding machines to its 20,000-square-foot facility in Delavan at a cost of $335,000.
The company added three horizontal-clamp machines, including two 110-ton JSW machines and a 170-ton Van Dorn Demag. It also added a 150-ton Autojector vertical-clamp model. The firm currently operates 14 machines with horizontal clamping forces of 30-400 tons and vertical clamping forces of 50-300 tons.
The additions come in the midst of a series of expansions for the custom injection molder. It completed the addition of 10,000 square feet in January. Vice President Ray Schilz said six more presses can fit in the space and the company may add a vertical press in the fall. The additional space cost the firm $350,000 and currently is being used for warehousing.
The firm is doing more in insert molding, he said, and two years ago began supplying liquid PVC molding for the automotive industry.
Schilz said Vision Plastics added two workers as a result of the expansion for a total of 18 employees.
``Everyone wears many hats. We train everyone in the house to do multiple tasks,'' he said.
Schilz declined to reveal sales numbers. The company, which began production in 1997, achieved ISO 9001 certification this month.