Charlton, Mass. — MTD Micro Molding will build a 12,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarters plant in Charlton.
MTD President Dennis Tully said the company has not sought building proposals yet, and is still looking at several potential options for expanding at its existing location. In a Jan. 9 interview at MTD, he said it probably will take about a year before the addition is complete.
MTD, which specializes in molding tiny medical components, many of them implantable parts that are bioresorbable, currently operates in a 16,000-square-foot building.
MTD employs 32 and runs 13 injection molding presses, mostly Sodicks. The company makes its own molds.
Gary Hulecki, executive vice president, said the expansion will house all the tooling operations, leaving the original manufacturing space dedicated to clean room molding and assembly.
The company started as a mold maker and gradually added clean room molding operations. Moving all the tooling activity to its own area will allow MTD to reconfigure the molding and assembly operations and bring in more equipment and people, Tully said.
He said MTD has been adding about two or three employees a year for the past few years, and officials expect that steady hiring rate to continue.
"Now we can take a piece of paper and draw up what we want to do with the remaining space," he said.