Salt Lake City-based EnviroTech Molded Products Inc. is adding new equipment and expanding its factory as it gains business in some of its traditional markets like components for oil and gas machinery and large filter plates.
The company has invested several million dollars over the course of this year and last year to expand its factory from about 75,000 square feet to 95,000 square feet, and is adding manufacturing capacity, including an Engel duo machine and associated robot for large part molding.
“We're in a growth mode and picking up work all the time,” said General Manager Dave Farrell, in a Nov. 25 telephone interview with Plastics News.
EnviroTech is a unit of Marktoberdorf, Germany-based Klinkau Corporate Group, which injection molds polyolefin filters for industrial equipment used in a variety of industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and municipal water treatment.
The company specializes in large part manufacturing, with 100 employees and 13 molding machines ranging from 800 tons to 2,500 tons clamping force. It recently added a 1,000 ton Engel duo machine and viper 40 robot, Engel said in a Nov. 25 news release.
EnviroTech's molding presses are split between off-the-shelf machines the firm buys from suppliers like Engel, and molding machines it designs and develops itself, which it refers to as bulk injection molding machines, Farrell said.
The company said it molds some challenging parts, requiring shot sizes of up to 500 pounds.
It also has a unit doing custom molding of large parts, including fighter jet canopies, battery containers and pump components. Some of its parts are used in deep sea applications, Farrell said.
It had been leasing its factory space in Salt Lake City but then bought the building recently and began making investments. It signals a significant increase in capital spending by parent company Klinkau in the EnviroTech operation, Farrell said.