NOVI, MICH. (June 15, 2:30 p.m. ET) — Xcentric Mold & Engineering Inc. is set to move into a new location more than double its existing size to accommodate more equipment and provide room for increased business.
The move, which will take place later this year, will take the firm two miles from Xcentric's facility in the Detroit suburb of Chesterfield Township to neighboring Clinton Township, said co-owner Brendan Weaver in a June 13 interview at Amerimold in Novi.
The company recently closed a deal for the new site, which has 35,000 square feet of space, compared with Xcentric's current 14,000 square feet.
Weaver said the company has seen steady growth since its introduction of the rapid-toolmaking business, Xpress, as well as its investments for short-run molding production. About 30 percent of its sales are now in the medical industry since Xcentric decided to shift away from the auto industry about 10 years ago.
The new site will provide space for new five-axis computer numerically controlled equipment and more automation, and Xcentric will create portable clean rooms for some of its presses to provide additional molding services.
As business increases, the firm will have the space to create a larger-scale clean room operation. The combination of short-run molding and fast mold design and production also has given it more opportunities as a full turnkey provider, Weaver said.