The new LS Mtron Large Tonnage Tech Center in Brownsville is co-located with LS Mtron customer MVP Plastics.
MVP Plastics President Darrell McNair was instrumental in partnering with LS Mtron on this project.
“We use numerous LS Mtron presses and we do a lot of large-part molding for the automotive market in Texas,” he said. “We were happy to partner with LS Mtron to outfit our plant with additional machines that they can use to run trials and production for our customers.”
MVP has facilities in Brownsville and Middlefield, Ohio.
"We've been a longtime user of LS Mtron machines," McNair said. "Of our 34 machines, we have 10 of theirs in Brownsville and another five in our Ohio facility."
In Brownsville, seven of the LS Mtron presses are new and include premium two-platen machines and all-electric machines.
“Having the ability to run trials for customers on large automotive molds on our LS machines is a big plus for us,” said Gardner. “We are pleased to be working together with MVP Plastics in this new venture.”
The new LS Mtron San Diego parts and service center has been opened to support the molding operations of many of LS Mtron’s nearby customers along the US-Mexico border. These include Samsung Electronics, which is molding large panel television components, and numerous other molders. LS Mtron has also added that an additional two service engineers are working from the San Diego location.
LS Mtron has also moved its headquarters to Duluth from its previous location in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The new 16,000 square-foot facility includes more office space, increased warehouse space for spare parts inventory and a larger demonstration area for the injection molding machines.
Director of LS Mtron’s North American operations DS Jo said the key factor of the injection molding machine business is service response time, including parts availability.
“We have doubled the number of direct service technicians and the size of our spare parts stock inventory in the US in just the past two years,” Jo noted. “LS is making this proactive investment to support revitalized American manufacturing.”
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