SAN JOSE, CALIF. (Dec. 20, 12:25 p.m. ET) — For its Clearwater, Minn., plant, T.O. Plastics Inc. has acquired an extruder from Processing Technologies International LLC of Aurora, Ill.
The machine can extrude roll stock at a rate of 4,000 pounds per hour and became operational in June, said Mark Schlichtmann, T.O. Plastics director of custom sales and customer service. The processor has a total of six extruders and numerous thermoformers in Clearwater concentrating on horticultural, industrial and automotive work. Proprietary horticultural business lines account for about 40 percent of the firm's volume.
Twenty five miles away, an Otsego, Minn., plant of T.O. Plastics focuses on medical devices.
T.O. Plastics is a manufacturing segment subsidiary of diversified Otter Tail Corp. of Fergus Falls, Minn.
T.O. Plastics exhibited at the BiomeDevice show, held Dec. 6-7 in San Jose.