Proto-Cast LLC has expanded sales without adding capacity by acquiring the Galaware product line from Wiltec Inc.
Galaware is a registered trade name for a line of household products including storage containers, mugs, tumblers, dishes, trays and assorted crystal polystyrene serving pieces.
``Proto-Cast had been looking for a product line that we could buy and not have to add any equipment to our current facility,'' said Proto-Cast President Joe Gizara. ``It will increase our volume in the plant, therefore improving utilization of equipment.''
The Galaware deal was finalized Sept. 13 and the business is being moved to Proto-Cast's Douglassville, Pa., facility. The deal includes Galaware molds and some auxiliary equipment, but not molding machinery or Wiltec's building in Leominster, Mass.
After the acquisition, Amy Dean was appointed vice president of sales for the Galaware line at Proto-Cast. For the time being, she also remains president of Wiltec, a company founded 35 years ago by her father, William Holloway.
Wiltec is for sale. The custom injection molder - with locally based, long-term contracts - has seven presses. Dean has a home-based office in Lake George, N.Y.