Training grant gives molder edge for expansion


Currier Plastics, a custom injection molder in Auburn, NY specializing in innovative solutions for the packaging, medical, electronics and instrumentation markets, is expanding its facility. To help fund the 55,000-sq-ft expansion, Currier applied for assistance through the Excelsior Jobs Program and Economic Transformation Fund. Currier sought additional funding through NYSDOL’s Existing Employee Training program in order to upgrade the skills of incumbent workers and to create a culture of lean manufacturing throughout the entire organization.

“We are expanding our current footprint to accommodate growth in our core business of custom design, and injection molded, and blowmolded packaging,” said Diane Pisciotti, human resources manager for the company. “We felt that the additional workload would require that we train more in lean manufacturing techniques to ensure our success moving forward.”

Currier plans to retain the 100-plus manufacturing employees and add 50 new manufacturing jobs in the next five years. The proposed expansion will nearly double the current square footage of 65,000-sq-ft to a total of 120,000-sq-ft, including a large warehouse area. The addition should be complete sometime in the May, but no exact date has been set.

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