Double H Plastics Inc. is investing $3 million to acquire 90 injection presses from Boy Machines Inc. The machines, the last of which will be ordered in August, all have 24.2 tons of clamping force.
``We've added new business and we're looking to replace older machines,'' said plant manager David Harp during a June 6 telephone interview from company headquarters in Warminster.
He did not specify what new business had been added.
The machines bring to 530 the total number the firm has ordered from Boy in Exton, Pa.
Currently, Double H operates 450 total machines between two plants, all with 22 tons of clamping force.
With a 235,000-square-foot plant in Warminster and a 100,000-square-foot facility in Marion, Ind., Double H employs more than 250.
Double H acquired packaging concern VersaForm in 1985, the same year Double H began acquiring machines from Boy. The VersaForm Division of Double H makes value-added packaging products for the food industry, primarily for dairy products and dry goods. It manufactures closures, overcaps and containers. Double H also has businesses in custom printing, plastic cores and custom extrusions as well as insert molded packaging.