For Hy-Ten Plastics Inc. of Milford, N.H., a boost in its engineering abilities is creating the need to expand operations by 6,000 square feet.
President Rich Staples said the injection molder will boost the size of its plant to 33,000 square feet this month. Staples noted that the addition of design engineer Randy Pell has helped the company generate significant growth.
Craig Heinselman, Hy-Ten's plant manager, said the increased space will allow for better material flow. The firm also will boost the size of its clean room, main production room and post-molding operations.
The company, founded in 1963, focuses on medical and electronics work. Hy-Ten has an affiliate in Shenzhen, China, that allows it to make molds overseas.
``We can completely develop molds in China, but we also do development molds in the [United States]. The constraints are time or capital investment for the customer,'' Staples said.