Alpha Plastics Solutions Inc. has purchased three Milacron injection presses and a Davis-Standard extruder, as the company expands its position as a multiple-process company.
Muskego, Wis.-based Alpha Plastics also offers thermoforming.
President Tim Hogan said the company bought three used Milacron presses, all from the mid-1990s. One press has 725 tons of clamping force Alpha's biggest press so far. The other two are 220-ton machines. Alpha now has 12 injection molding machines, ranging from 35-725 tons.
The final 220-tonner was delivered June 3, he said.
The company also bought a new single-screw, Davis-Standard extruder with a screw diameter of 2 inches. The company took delivery of the extruder, its fifth, in late May.
Alpha also runs two thermoforming machines.
All our processes are tied together, said Hogan, who added that customers often buy parts, or assembled final products, that use the three technologies.
Alpha's markets include point-of-purchase displays, automotive, food, consumer products and medical. The company employs 26 people, who are cross-trained on the three types of equipment.
The additional equipment will allow the company to spread out work and make more room to develop new products, Hogan said.
Alpha also had invested to expand its toolroom by purchasing a two-axis milling machine, surface-grinding equipment and gauging tools.
In addition, Hogan said the company will start a warehouse expansion project in mid-June.
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