A Canadian custom injection molder is growing as it captures business from China.
Les Plastiques Nadco Inc. recently bought three KraussMaffei injection presses and located them in a bigger facility in Granby, Quebec, said Nadco President Martin Nadeau.
A lot of jobs are coming back from China, Nadeau said in a telephone interview. It's a result of poor quality and delivery.
Nadco spent about C$4 million (US$3.8 million) to buy a bigger building and install the new presses, a 200-tonner and two 110-ton machines. The building has 70,000 square feet, more than triple that of the 20,000-square-foot facility in Granby that Nadco formerly leased. Nadco completed the move in January.
Among the new molding jobs that spurred Nadco's expansion were parts for packaging and pharmaceutical applications. They complement Nadco's main markets of transportation, closures, hospital equipment, construction and electronics. Most sales are in Canada but Nadco also sells into the U.S. and Europe.
We now have three jobs on my desk for quotes, Nadeau said.
The firm has added eight employees to boost its roster to 32. It runs 13 injection presses with clamping forces of 80-500 tons.
Nadeau established Nadco in 1991. He is its sole shareholder.
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