Adding four injection molding presses is the latest step in Mold-A-Matic Corp.'s recent expansion.
The custom molder, known as Mamco, started its latest $150,000 expansion in the fall, when it added 5,000 square feet to its 30,000-square-foot facility. Key changes included adding a climate-controlled warehouse and a break room, and moving the quality department closer to the manufacturing floor.
The changes helped improve the process flow, according to Vice President Mark Vergari. Now, the company is boosting capacity. Mamco added two 30-ton Newbury shuttle presses, a 90-ton Mitsubishi press and a 30-ton Newbury rotary machine.
Two presses are replacing older models, but the firm's total number of machines is increasing to 33. The presses have clamping forces of 30-210 tons.
Since Mamco launched a new sales and marketing campaign three months ago, business opportunities have increased and could equal about 60 percent of its annual sales, the firm said. Mamco does not disclose sales figures.
Oneonta-based Mamco supplies telecommunications customers, and it does work for the automotive, electronics, semiconductor, medical, computer, military, aerospace and consumer-product industries.