Falcon Plastics Inc. is putting the final touches on a 60,000 square foot addition that will nearly double the size of its Brookings, S.D., manufacturing operations.
Falcon President Jay Bender said in an email that the more than $6 million project was undertaken to handle the growth of existing customers as well as provide room for future growth. The project was started in 2013 and is the third upgrade of a building originally built in 2007.
Falcon is prepping the new area for production. It currently is running one injection molding machine, with plans to move 10 more into the space. The company has purchased two Toshiba 610 ton all-electric machines in the past year.
The existing 5-ton and 15-ton crane system has been extended from the existing facility into the new addition. The company also purchased a new chiller system with 120-ton chilled and 540-ton cooling capacity, as well as an air-compressor and a new material handling system to support 31 injection molding machines.
The addition also allowed Falcon to expand its break room and increase the size of its quality control lab.
Falcon also has operations in Lexington, Tenn.; Madison, S.D., and Suzhou, China. It is a custom molder, with injection molding, blow molding and thermoforming capacity. It was founded in 1975.