Newly formed Sidney, Ohio-based injection molder ProPlastics LLC expects to begin operations in its 11,500-square-foot plant April 1.
The new business will serve automotive, aerospace and medical end markets and is currently working on products for the RV industry and containers to transport vaccines, Dan McMahon, president and co-owner of ProPlastics, told Plastics News.
The company received its first 170-ton press in early March. While production is expected to be "as automated as possible," McMahon said, the company plans to add three more presses in 2021, at which point it will begin to look for more employees, starting with a second engineer.
Currently McMahon and his business partner, an engineer who has not yet been publicly named, run operations themselves "basically from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed," he said.
The business plans to offer its customers engineering support "from product design through final production," McMahon said.
ProPlastics hopes to start manufacturing proprietary products in around seven to eight months and eventually grow to "somewhere between" eight to 10 presses with multiple shifts for operators, he said.
"Our vision at ProPlastics is to lead the industry in injection molded products through process excellence, relationship building, and innovative solutions," McMahon said in a statement. "Our success is driven by the success of our customers, vendors, and community."