Custom injection molder 4front Manufacturing LLC has invested about $750,000 in purchasing equipment and moving operations 5.5 miles to Phoenix from Tempe, Ariz.
Owner Joseph Baiz made infrastructure improvements at the climate-controlled 22,000-square-foot location starting in October and concluding in late February. 4front had occupied 12,500 square feet in Tempe.
“The facility gives 4front room to add equipment for its molding and mold manufacturing operations,” Baiz said. His goal is to be a world-class full-service injection molding company with a local focus and a global reach.
4front is certified under ISO 9001:2008 and registered as a minority business enterprise.
The company has six injection molding presses including two new Wittmann Battenfeld EcoPower all-electric machines of 62 and 180 tons. The larger press is part of a fully integrated cell that uses a Unilog B6 controller to manage the temperature control unit, dryer and a Wittmann W821 ultra-high-speed robot.