Injection molder Accelerated Plastics LLC plans to boost operations with the construction of a 10,000-square-foot facility.
``We are at capacity and have nowhere else to go as far as adding equipment and with power usage,'' said Bill Johnson, owner and president of the Hudson, Wis.-based firm, in a July 22 telephone interview.
The company injection molds components for the medical, outdoor and electronics industries at a 6,500-square-foot site that it leases, he said.
Johnson worked with local authorities and bought land for the new building in nearby New Richmond, Wis. Construction should start in September and be finished by the end of November.
``We're hoping to do more and more medical, and more with clean room assembly,'' he said.
The setup will include a climate-controlled environment, as well as space for more machinery, assembly and inventory. It also will be closer to the homes of some employees, including plant manager Brian DeNucci, Johnson said.
Accelerated operates six automated presses, from 55-300 tons. Once the move is made, Johnson said he is considering adding one or two presses. The firm has the ability to add another 10,000 square feet to the plant, he said.
Johnson started Accelerated with one machine four years ago and expects sales to hit $1.5 million this year about a 20 percent increase over 2007.
``The one thing we do is specialize in customer service. When someone calls, we try to get an answer within an hour and back it with some sort of plan,'' he said.