Everyone remembers 2001, and in many ways it was the beginning of mini-recessions that led to the big recession. However for ICON Injection Molding Inc., a custom molder in Phoenix, AZ, business grew as the three brothers who started the company stuck to their plan. Today, that plan includes expanding the company with a second 20,000-ft2 facility across the street from their original location. The new facility will have an 8000-ft2, self-contained clean-environment molding area.
The new clean-environment facility, which is being constructed in a way that Icon can easily turn it into a Class 10,000 cleanroom if business dictates, will be used for the company’s medical molding customers and for cleanroom assembly requirements. Currently, medical molding represents about 40-50% of Icon’s business, says Jeff Davison, the company’s general manager. The facility will be ready for occupancy in September.