SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. Custom injection molder Montrose Molders Corp. is updating its capacity with the addition of three new Nissei presses.
``We've actually had a great year. Last year we were $14 million [in sales]. This year it's $18 million. Right now our backlog is the highest it's ever been,'' Montrose Molders sales director Todd Nicolay said in a telephone interview.
The three Nissei Echojets, installed Nov. 7, replace machines of similar size, but will help the company save money by cutting its use of electricity, Montrose said.
The company installed two 80-ton presses and a 30-ton press. It maintains 35 presses in all, with clamping forces of 30-720 tons.
A family-owned business since 1964, the company operates out of an 80,000-square-foot facility in South Plainfield.
Montrose molds a variety of items, including office products, point-of-purchase displays, lawn and garden items and some medical products.