A new injection molder is on the scene in Wyoming with Central Custom Molding LLC opening its doors.
The company has a veteran crew that CEO Lyle Sampson says has a combined 140 years of experience in the plastic industry.
“I was born and raised in the plastic industry. I come from a family that has been in the industry since 1968,” said Sampson, who also is chief operating officer of Kent Systems LLC in Loveland, Colo.
Kent Systems, which is owned by Lyle and his wife Linda Sampson, makes fittings, couplings, media bags and tubing and does some custom molding as well.
Sampson said Kent Systems has been turning away business, and that's why they went looking for a site to do custom molding. They decided on Cheyenne because of its friendly business environment, its location, multiple transportation options and a dry climate beneficial to injection molding.
The Sampsons are joining with Ryan Sutton, who is COO, and Jeff Galindo, the business development director, as owners of the new entity. Lyle Sampson's father and mentor, Kent Sampson, will be a board member.
Central Custom Molding is leasing a 10,000 square foot space and is currently test running four injection molding machines. He expects to have a total of six presses. The machines, exclusively Nissei, range from 7 to 180 tons of clamping force. They will be using a lot of automation, with plans to operate 24 hours, seven days a week.
Sampson sees opportunities in many industries, including aerospace, sporting goods and health care.