Connecticut's Advance Mold expanded in tough times


In 2008, when the first wave of the recession hit, Manchester, CT-based Advance Mold & Manufacturing Inc. began adding 30,000 ft2 to its facility, doubling the size of its custom moldmaking plant. In May 2010, Advance held an open house to showcase the new addition that drew attention even from the state's governor, Jody Rell, who attended the event, according to Adam Cole, New Business and Marketing Manager for Advance Mold in an interview at the MD&M Plastec West trade show in Anaheim, CA.

Also in 2008, Advance started work on a 24,000-ft2 technical center in a leased building across the street from the moldmaking facility. Completed in 2009, the technical center provides bays for developing manufacturing cells, mold validation, process development DOE, and automation, using customer presses or one of Advance Mold's presses....
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