MORRISON, ILL. (July 1, 1:05 p.m. ET) — Custom injection molder P&P Industries Inc. will move to a larger facility that will give it more room for its existing business and space to grow even further.
The Morrison, Ill.-based molder is maxed out on space at its current site, with the addition of a 780-ton Haitian and three all-electric presses from Toshiba — one 500-ton and two 400-ton machines. Construction will begin in July on a new 96,000-square-foot plant in nearby Sterling, Ill.
The move to the new site will take place over six to nine months to avoid any interruptions in production, said Vice President of Operations Tony Nardi. P&P now occupies a 75,000-square-foot building.
Growth has come from both existing customers who are increasing their production and business from new contracts, he said. The business has been increasing steadily during the past 12 months and P&P is now up to 65 employees. It expects to add another 15 workers during the first quarter of 2012.
The new site will be on 13 acres in Sterling — about 15 miles from the existing plant — with enough space to potentially expand to 160,000 square feet in three building phases, if growth continues to build as expected. The new construction will also allow P&P to set up a custom manufacturing floor to product flow, robotics and other improvements.
The molder works in a variety of industries including agricultural, consumer goods, electronics and packaging, using both engineered and commodity resins, Nardi said.