Trilogy Plastics Inc. recently purchased its 12th rotational molding machine and has plans to add another in October.
The Alliance, Ohio, custom rotomolder said the Ferry 220 machines will help it keep up with expanded orders in numerous areas.
"All the markets are exploding right now," Bryon Osborne, Trilogy's vice president of sales and marketing, said in a July 13 phone interview. "If you had to pick a couple in particular that are driving growth, I'd say probably industrial and consumer markets."
Trilogy's 2019 sales of $26 million placed it at No. 19 in Plastics News' most recently published ranking of North American rotational molders. For 2020, the company reports sales of $27 million and Osborne said based on the first half of this year, 2021 promises to be even better.
The staff also is growing. "We employ 265 now and we could use another 20," he said.
Trilogy was among four finalists for the 2016 and 2017 Plastics News Processor of the Year awards and was listed among Plastics News' Best Places to Work in 2016 and 2018.
Its two plants, both in Alliance, total 286,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. The company's other markets include heavy truck, lawn and garden and marine, among others. It processes low, linear low and high density polyethylene, with annual throughput of about 9 million pounds. It also offers extensive secondary services.