Texas-based United Plastics Group expanded its Houston plant's manufacturing and assembly space to make room for technology-based production and assembly.
The nearly 17,000-square-foot expansion, which was completed in October, added about 25 jobs to the area in the last six months, UPG's CEO Maurice Murphy told Plastics News.
"A lot of our assembly spaces in the old plant, we would have to tear them down, put them away and set them up again," Murphy said. "This expansion allows us to have the assembly lines permanently set up. It saves us a lot of time, and we think it will even improve throughput … It may even improve quality."
The expansion also included two injection molding presses at 330 and 500 tons each, Murphy said.
The 60,000-square-foot plant produces plastic and metal components and assembles products like circuit boards for the data center and energy sectors.
UPG, which employs about 500, has expanded two other plant locations in the last few years, in China and Wales, Murphy said.