O'Neil Color & Compounding has added equipment at its plant in Garfield, N.J.
Jasper, Tenn.-based O'Neil recently added a twin-screw extrusion line for sampling in Garfield, as well as three new injection molding machines for better color matching, officials said in a July 7 news release. The Garfield site's dust collection system also has undergone a complete retrofit, they added.
Vice President Phil DeChard said in the release that the investments in Garfield are “the beginning of a three-year plan to deliver higher value, faster turnaround and a wider range of products and services.”
The plan also calls for similar expansions and improvements at O'Neil's plant in Jasper, he added.
O'Neil is a division of sheet extruder Primex Plastics Corp. of Richmond, Ind. Materials made by O'Neil include color and additive concentrates and specialty compounds.
Parent firm Primex also recently received a 10-year tax abatement from Richmond Common Council on a $6 million investment in new information technology equipment in Richmond. The investment will allow Primex to add six jobs there as well as retain about 300 existing positions. The equipment will be installed over the next several months.