Injection molder and decoration specialist GM Nameplate is moving to a larger facility in southern China to boost its assembly, screen-printing and metal nameplate manufacturing capabilities.
The privately owned Seattle-based company said Aug. 8 it moved China operations to a 51,000-square-foot plant in Dongguan City, where it established a 12,000-square-foot operation in 2005. One floor of the new building is a Class 10,000 clean room.
The firm said growth there is coming from multinationals and local Chinese firms. GM Nameplate employs 900 across the U.S., Canada, China and Singapore.
``Both our China and Singapore plants provide GM Nameplate opportunities we would not be able to pursue without an Asian manufacturing presence,'' President Bruce Cleckley said.
The firm makes nameplates and other brand-identity symbols, electronic input devices like membrane switches and touch screens, and has an injection and compression molding division.