Mack Molding has invested $3 million to install a fully automated, Class A paint system at its Inman, SC molding facility. “This is the next logical step in a plan we launched nine years ago to transform the Inman plant into a super-large part molding and manufacturing center,” says Ray Burns, President of Mack Molding’s Southern division. “While we have been painting for years, this new system applies a quality finish comparable to that of the automotive industry, which is critical to the recreational vehicle and large truck markets we are now pursuing.”
The new automated paint department comprises 11,000 ft2 of enclosed space within the Inman molding facility, and is HEPA filtered to minimize dust and contaminants. The paint department also has 1200 feet of conveyor line and a five-stage wash-and-rinse system. Three robotic paint booths are positioned between a series of dryers and ovens....