Remcon Plastics Inc. is expanding its production to allow kayak company Liquidlogic LLC to offer more to its customers.
Remcon, based in Reading, Pa., said it has installed a new rotational molding machine - a rock `n' roll model nicknamed Elvis - to produce kayaks up to 20 feet in length for Liquidlogic.
The rotomolder helped launch Liquidlogic of Hendersonville, N.C., in late 2000, and now is growing along with its customer.
``We're in a good, solid position,'' said Liquidlogic President Tom Dempsey during an Aug. 4 telephone interview.
``We've been very focused and very controlled in our growth plans as we've approached the industry.''
The business started with polyethylene kayaks of 7-10 feet in length. The largest it could offer before the expansion were 13 feet long.
With Remcon's expansion, Liquidlogic now offers 19 different models up to 181/2 feet in length.
``To be a complete kayak company, we needed to have the newer models,'' Dempsey said.
The new line includes longer boats for flat-water touring and tandem kayaks that float two people.
In addition to kayaks, Remcon produces a proprietary line of materials-handling containers using both rotational and structural foam molding.
The company has about 100 employees and operates two factories in Reading.