Three years ago, Jim Fiocchi walked the aisles of NPE2009 in Chicago trying to find potential customers for what he and his brother John thought could possibly become a China-based moldmaking business. This NPE in Orlando, Jim, John and 23 employees of their Feng Gang, China based company Feng Ping Tooling will have a booth of their own at the triennial show, investing a half a million dollars in a 40-by-40-ft stand, as they start a marketing push to find new customers and fuel what has been incendiary growth since the company's 2009 founding. [Ed. note, Injection Molding Magazine covered Feng Ping Tooling in a three-part 2011 series].
"[Feng Ping] has seen our U.S. customer business grow during these last few bad economic years, as a direct result of being able to supply high quality tooling at an affordable price," John Fiocchi told PlasticsToday. "These benefits ultimately get passed on to our customers' end customers, and they have helped build up a great reputation for both Feng Ping and our customers."
Show stand en route
John Fiocchi said planning for the show began 8 months ago, and on Jan. 2, two 40-ft containers holding Feng Ping's custom-built stand left its plant outside Shenzhen following a dry-run build out at Feng Ping, and are currently headed for Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)....