J&R Plastics Inc. boosted its capacity for thermoforming tooling nearly fourfold with its move to a new, 9,500-square-foot facility.
The $750,000 project was started last year and completed in mid-June, according to Randy Amarello, vice president and treasurer.
J&R Plastics works mostly on toolmaking for Sencorp machines, and the company's work is used in the food, consumer product, medical and toy-gaming industries.
``The new building is almost a clean-room environment. It's not your traditional machine shop,'' Amarello said.
The Acushnet-based company runs five computer numerically controlled machining centers, and has a thermoforming machine to test out tooling. The company has applied with the town for a real estate tax break in exchange for hiring four workers in five years. Three of those workers already are employed, Amarello said.
Brothers Randy and Joe Amarello founded J&R in January 2000.
The company now has 11 employees. Joe Amarello is the president.