Mold maker Electroform Co. Inc. is expanding its Rockford, Ill., facility and adding new equipment and staff.
The expansion will create a dedicated mold assembly area, and is expected to be completed in a “few months,” said Wade Clark, Electroform's president.
“We have outgrown our current assembly area and needed to add higher-capacity cranes for handling the large, multi-cavity and stack molds we build for our medical and closure OEM customers,” Clark said in a statement. “This gives us room for additional equipment on both the production floor and assembly.”
The company also added an electrical discharge machine, along with new software packages to advance unattended operation, and new grinding machinery. Electroform recently decided to add on to office space for additional engineering capabilities as well, Clark said.
“This new equipment allows us to increase our ability to create precision parts with greater efficiencies,” commented Clark. “It also offers us the ability to maintain very tight tolerances and part-to-part consistency which increases the longevity of our tooling. Most of our tools will be in production for many years, and holding the tight tolerances that we do has proven to reduce the cost of maintenance for our customers.”
Over the next year, Electroform plans to add about 10 new jobs to its current staff of 35, Clark said.