Houston-based Texas Injection Molding is moving into a new, larger facility that will provide it with room for growth in a variety of industrial sectors.
The $6.5 million project will allow the company to consolidate from its current location in two smaller buildings, CEO Jeff Applegate said in an email. Work will begin in 64,000 square feet of a 94,000-square-foot facility on a 6.78-acre site.
Applegate said the new site will allow Texas Injection Molding to take advantage of best practices processes learned through the group's membership in the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors.
"There are so many opportunities to improve when building from scratch that we can improve and have visited several plants to get best practices," he said.
Texas Injection Molding opened in 2013 through the acquisition of B-Side Plastics. It began with 10 presses and 22 employees and now has 23 presses and 94 employees.
The company added a full-service tool and die shop, software, engineering and other improvements. It has also invested $3 million in new processing machinery.
"This investment in modern molding technology and automation has put our team members and company in a position to advance the success of our customers' business with competitive and high-quality injection molded components," President Scott Kelley said.
Applegate owns the current facility and rents a second location. He will sell the current site once the company is up and running at the new location, scheduled for later in 2020.