Uniphase Inc. has doubled the size of its facility to 50,000 square feet, allowing it to incorporate warehousing under the same roof with its injection molding, mold design and toolmaking operations.
The company said April 14 it finished the $3 million expansion months ahead of schedule, spurred by increased business related to the coronavirus pandemic. Uniphase, based in St. Charles, Ill., serves the health-care, transportation, agriculture, appliance, point-of-purchase, electrical and consumer-products markets.
In addition to a range of commodity and engineered resins, Uniphase processes liquid silicone rubber and performs insert, two-shot and blow molding. It offers prototyping and a variety of value-added services.
The company, which employs about 50 workers, has 20 all-electric injection presses with clamping forces of 40 to 610 tons. Uniphase told Plastics News it has estimated North American injection molding sales of $20 million.
President and owner Bill Morici founded the company in 2004 in a 1,500-square-foot facility and acquired the 50,000-square-foot facility in 2010.
More growth is planned, though the company did not provide details.