Jeco Plastics Products LLC is ramping up for more work, adding a new Ferry 2600 rotational molder that will provide more capabilities.
The new machine, which features a closed-loop cooling system, was added late last year and was operational at the start of 2015, according to Jeco CEO Craig Carson.
Carson said increased demand for its mainline printing industry products, as well as increase from a major automotive manufacturer, created the need for more capacity.
He said the new machine was “purpose-designed” to build products for the printing and automotive industries, but can handle other work as well.
Carson said the Plainfield, Ind.-based company did a reconfiguration of its manufacturing setup to accommodate the new machine. It is now arranged for increased efficiency, with cells revolving around either special processes or key accounts.
Jeco was also visited April 10 by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), as part of his “Donnelly Days,” where he spends time with employees to get a better understanding of issues affecting Indiana workers. Carson said among the issues raised were initiatives supporting export sales and manufacturing in general.
Jeco formed in 1973 and has developed a knack for creating durable high-tolerance pallets and containers for the printing and automotive industries. It specializes in creating dunnage for handling heavy products that must be protected.
The company does rotational molding and thermoforming. It also has the capability to produce large structural components with continuous carbon fibers in a variety of engineering thermoplastics.