Heavy-gauge thermoformer Spencer Industries Inc. plans to increase capacity at its plant in Hampton, S.C., adding 12 jobs.
According a Dec. 21 news release from the SouthernCarolina Alliance, a regional economic development agency, Dale, Ind.-based Spencer will spend $1.2 million in improvements at the South Carolina site.
We are pleased to announce that we have already hired two new employees and plan to hire 10 more over the next 18 months, plant manager Todd Warren said in the release. We are bringing in more advanced production equipment to improve our production capabilities, and we are upgrading our facility.
Spencer officials were not available for additional comment. According to the firm's Web site, the Hampton plant covers 40,000 square feet and has four rotary pressure forming machines, a shuttle thermoformer for short-runs, product development and research; and a five-axis former with computer numerically controlled trimming. The operation includes secondary fabrication and assembly, and a warehouse.
Spencer thermoforms heavy-gauge plastic products. The firm extrudes some of its own sheet.
In 2008, Spencer bought the former T.O. Plastics Inc. thermoforming operation in Hampton.
According to Plastics News' most recent industry ranking, Spencer's North American thermoforming sales were $32 million in 2008. Markets include automotive, recreational vehicles, camping, drainage and tanning beds.
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