Injection molder LMR Plastics Inc. is boosting its capabilities in large-ton molding, adding three presses to its fleet as part of an expansion.
The custom molder is adding 1,750-, 720- and 500-ton presses along with automation equipment, LMR President Bob Leonard said in a Dec. 22 news release. The firm also expects to add up to 25 more employees through 2012. Its existing presses have 28 to 1,500 tons of clamping force.
The company has seen orders increase from its existing customer base, and added new business throughout 2010, allowing its production to rebound from 2009, he said.
LMR also purchased a building adjacent to its Greeneville operation that will provide warehouse space and room for its post-molding activities.
Previously, we were using a smaller warehouse that was located off-premises, requiring us to transport our finished goods, Leonard said.
Its post-molding operations include assembly, welding, hot stamping, pad printing and heat staking.
LMR molds parts for the lawn-care, filtration, automotive, dental and telecommunications industries.