Alpha Plastics Solutions Inc. continues to diversify its capabilities, recently adding a Davis-Standard Super Blue extruder for foamed rigid PVC profiles to expand its business in residential housing and industrial markets.
We are taking on some rigid foam-filled projects and it seems to be working nicely, said Tim Hogan, president of the Muskego, Wis.-based company, in a June 1 telephone interview. It's for residential housing and industrials markets and that's beginning to pick up.
Alpha added the extruder early this year. Hogan said the firm, which is operating around-the-clock, also upgraded its power infrastructure to handle the additional machinery.
Alpha, which operates in a 25,000-square-foot facility, now has 28 employees, up from 13 back in September. The company was formed in 2007.
Hogan said Alpha's approach is to offer more options to plastics customers so they can narrow their vendor base. He said the approach appeals to clients who want to control lead times and get consistent color matches.
Alpha recently added two more thermoforming machines to bring that number to three, and will add a 10th injection molding machine in two weeks. The company has purchased a used Milacron 185-ton press.
The company's process diversity allows it to offer extrusion, co-extrusion, injection molding, thermoforming and fabrication. It also does hot stamping, pad printing, in-mold decorating, assembly and direct shipping to customers.
Hogan said that Alpha has outfitted its wellness room with weights, pool and foosball tables to help maintain a healthy environment for its employees.
We all work hard, so we should be able to play hard, he said.