Quality Plastics LLC, a custom injection molder in northeast Ohio, has moved into a larger facility and projects sales growth this year of 50 percent to 75 percent.
The company tore down its old plant at the end of 2020 and built a "significantly" larger, 31,500-square-foot facility on the same site, Nate Snyder, director of business development and engineering, said in a March 11 phone interview.
The plant is just outside Fredericksburg, a village about 40 miles southwest of Akron in Ohio's Amish country. The location's low cost of living is key to the firm's competitiveness, Snyder said.
He declined to reveal the company's annual sales, but said the impressive growth projection is based on new clients Quality Plastics has secured recently and "projects coming in the pipeline between now and the end of the year." He added, "We've had a strong focus on growth in the past few years."
Quality Plastics has 14 injection presses with clamping forces of 55 to 1,300 tons and can handle shot sizes of 1.1 ounce to 264 ounces. The company, founded in 2014, employs about 20 and makes components for a variety of markets including personal care, construction, agriculture, horticulture, housewares and construction.
The larger site has allowed the company to streamline operations and will accommodate more equipment as it is needed. The new space allows Quality Plastics to offer warehousing, in addition to packaging and assembly. Snyder said the firm also provides secondary services including product development, prototyping and engineering.