After more than six decades in business, Joslyn Manufacturing Co. Inc. still is working to grow. The Macedonia-based thermoformer is spending $350,000 on equipment for a new design center, an improved quality-control lab and an enterprise resource planning computer system. Those projects are expected to create three or four new jobs and increase the firm’s annual sales — which were about $4 million last year — by at least 20 percent.
“A lot of customers know they want something, but they don’t know what they want,” Joslyn President Bret Joslyn said in an Aug. 11 interview in Macedonia. “Now we’ll be able to take their [computer-aided-design] files and run an analysis of different thicknesses and show how different plastics will form in the tool.”
The firm began using the new design center in early August,...