Custom injection molder Moldamatic LLC has acquired one of two plants formerly belonging to Graber-Rogg Inc., which went out of business this spring. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Penndel, Pa.-based Moldamatic recently bought Graber-Rogg's 30,000-square-foot plant in Levittown, Pa. In a June 23 telephone interview, Moldamatic General Manager Gene Concordia said assets include 16 injection machines, mostly made by Nissei.
Graber-Rogg was founded in 1946 by Eugene Graber and Herman Rogg as a tooling shop and later expanded into custom injection molding. Headquartered in a 70,000-square-foot plant in Cranford, N.J., with 34 molding machines, the company liquidated after it lost one of its largest customers, Concordia said.
Graber-Rogg officials could not be reached for comment.
Most of the machinery [in Cranford] did not get sold domestically: Some went to India, some of it to South America and some ended up in Mexico, Concordia said. He added that the machinery in Levittown had been well- maintained. We're extremely happy with the condition of it, he said.
In a June 15 news release, Moldamatic said the additional 30,000 square feet of space in Levittown will help the company grow beyond its existing 120,000-square- foot headquarters in Penndel.
The new facility will house additional production operations which include press sizes ranging from 120-600 tons, robotics, silos for bulk storage and 4,000 square feet dedicated to secondary operations, the release said.
Founded in 1967, the company ranked No. 160 in Plastics News' most recent ranking of North American injection molders. According to Concordia, annual sales are about $20 million. Moldamatic employs 120 and has 63 presses with clamping forces ranging from 40-600 tons.
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