CHICAGO (June 30, 2:20 p.m. EDT) — Kass Corp. is ready to expand and will move into a new facility later this summer and actively seek new employees.
The blow molding automation company founded by Alan Thatcher in 2001 unveiled the DF400T-10M automated spin trimmer at NPE 2003 in Chicago. The trimmer has high-speed vertical deflashing, reaming and rotary trim with 19 servos and three stations capable of finishing up to 90 parts per minute, said Kris Thatcher during a June 25 interview.
Thatcher spent more than 20 years in the industry, with Machine Tool & Mold and MTM Systems Inc. before launching Kass. The firm now has seven employees. Its new, 6,000-square-foot building in Carrollton, Texas, is double the size of the existing plant.
Within Kass, Thatcher and the company can focus on specific trimming needs within blow molding, making it possible to respond more quickly to customers, Kris Thatcher said.
“I really feel like this show is going to double our business this year,” Kris Thatcher said. “We're very excited.”