Anaheim, Calif. — Northern California Injection Molding Inc. of Rancho Cordova, Calif., invested about $1 million for capital equipment during 2017 and is adding more presses this year.
In a separate initiative in February 2017, NCIM acquired and relocated an overmold-filter business contract and two vertical injection molding machines — a 110-ton Nissei and a 150-ton TKC — from a Modesto, Calif., business owner wanting to retire.
NCIM uses 66 percent glass-filled nylon in overmolding a paper sock to manufacture the diesel fuel filtration product line for Parker Hannifin Corp.
In April, NCIM added two 50-ton Nissei injection molding machines to its general molding area, now operating 30 presses.
For other new presses for clean room molding, NCIM is dealing with Arburg GmbH & Co. KG. Four hybrid presses were added last year: two 88-ton units, one of 55 tons and one of 140 tons.
In addition, NCIM recently ordered two more hybrids, one each of 88 tons and 140 tons, for installation in April. The 1,500-square-foot Class 100,000 clean room will have a total of seven presses.
NCIM occupies 92,000 square feet and employs 130 including 15 persons hired during 2017.
Last year's sales increased about 20 percent vs. 2016. Glen Shrigley, vice president of operations, projected a 10-percent boost for NCIM sales during 2018. Shrigley was interviewed Feb. 6 at the UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expo in Anaheim.
NCIM and El Dorado Molds Inc., also of Rancho Cordova, are sister companies under common ownership.