PlastiCert, a custom injection molding company and mold designer and builder based in Lewiston, MN, has taken delivery of 200- and 315-ton injection molding presses from Milacron. The new presses were installed in late December. These two molding machines are in addition to the new VC-2R-55T Multiplas vertical clamp horizontal injection press, which was delivered and brought on line last March.
PlastiCert said that it is fulfilling its commitment to a capital improvement plan that involves replacing every piece of major equipment in the company over the next four years. Multiple older presses have been removed, and the production floor has been reconfigured to improve efficiency and accommodate lean manufacturing flow.
“Since the adoption of our plan, we have systematically replaced all the major equipment in our tool shop, value-add area, and injection molding floor,” said Craig W. Porter, President and owner of PlastiCert. “Once we achieved debt-free status after our management buyout in 2011, I committed to providing our people the equipment they need to maintain their high level of proficiency. They have already achieved many awards and received recognition numerous times. Having acquired this equipment, we are even more capable, and can achieve even loftier goals. The future looks very bright, as we provide our customers with molding capabilities that allow them to meet their evolving needs,” said Porter.