Rotoline, which makes rotational molding machines in ChapecÃ³, Brazil, has broken ground on a 54,000-square-foot factory an investment of $1.4 million.
President Washington DeLuccas said the company needs more space to make larger rotomolders for its core line of shuttle machines and for big rock-and-roll machines.
Rotoline shuttle machines use two arms mounted on rails on either side of an oven. The oven is oval-shaped to reduce wasted air space and use less natural gas.
The new factory will give us the much-needed height and space requirements to continue with a larger-machine demand, DeLuccas said.
Rotoline was founded in 1999. In 2001, Reduction Engineering Inc. bought Rotoline.
Reduction owns 75 percent of the firm; the rest is owned by DeLuccas, a Brazilian entrepreneur.
The international company includes Reduction Engineering in Kent, Ohio, and Reduction Scheer in Stuttgart, Germany.
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