DELANO, MINN. — Solid growth by Sil-Pro LLC is giving the silicone product manufacturer the opportunity to grow and boost the amount of services it offers to customers.
From full device design and manufacturing to moving into the thermoplastics field and having a tooling shop at its fingertips, the company is looking forward to a profitable 2013.
"Sil-Pro since its inception has had good year over year growth," said Brian Higgins, vice president of sales.
The silicone molder saw a slight decrease in its rate of growth last year, but that hasn't kept it from remaining optimistic about the upcoming year. "The next 12 to 18 months look to be back to growth that we're more used to," Higgins said.
The company is seeking new opportunities, including longer-term projects, said CEO Kevin Carver.
"We are on the front side of new capabilities," he said, pointing to the firm's thermoplastics work, injection molding and design work. "We're taking all of our in-house capabilities and packaging them up and offering our customers completed assembly. … These products are bigger and take longer to get over the goal line."
The longer, fully completed projects could be the way of the future, according to Carver.
As customers come to the firm with market specifications, Sil-Pro's team has taken on the challenges of completing a product from design to finish, he said. "The customer owns the patent on it but we are doing the leg work in actually designing it for them."