Plasticraft Manufacturing Co. is closing in Albertvillle, Ala., and has put its assets up for sale.
Ed Ingram opened the business in 1972. After his death, his son, Mike Ingram, inherited the business, but he is not continuing it. Machinery Network Auctions of Encino, Calif., will sell the assets on Sept. 15.
Assets in the Albertville facility span a range of machinery to make proprietary products like bird houses and custom molded components for power tool, furniture, cabinet and lawn and garden customers.
The site contains more than 50 thermoplastic injection molding and blow molding machines. Injection presses are as new as 2005 and range from 50 to 1,500 tons. Brand names for the presses include Nissei, Van Dorn, Toshiba, Sterling, Newburg and Trueblood. Sterling, Rocheleau and Impco blow molders range from 1 pound to 20 pounds capacity and include dual head equipment.
Ancillary equipment includes CNC machines, EDM machines, dryers and grinders.
The auctioneer also will take bids on the 140,000-square-foot building housing the machinery.
Plastics News has estimated Plasticraft's annual sales at about $3.3 million in annual ranking of North American injection molders.