ResTech Plastic Molding LLC (RPM) announced the merger of its two Connecticut-based divisions: Northeast Mold & Plastics of Glastonbury, CT, acquired earlier this year, and Tech Atlantic of Berlin, CT, acquired in April 2013. Acquisitions and the merger of the Connecticut facilities reflect RPM's manufacturing strategy to build an industry-leading manufacturing platform. This will be supported by a company-wide $2 million investment in industrial automation through 2016 to improve employee, equipment, plant operations and environmental capabilities and safety, according to company information.
ResTech CEO George E. Danis explained the company's objectives: "The merger is expected to accomplish three objectives: strengthen our design, engineering and technology synergies; advance the performance of material science to deliver a wider range of plastic material solutions for a multitude of product applications; and increase production space and gain capacity." ResTech's Hudson facility operates 36 injection molding machines including six electric presses in a class 8 cleanroom.
At the time of its purchase by ResTech, Tech Atlantic had 22 injection molding machines ranging from 22-500 tons. Northeast Mold & Plastics has been operational since 1983, providing complete mold design, construction, injection molding and value-added services to customers in the telecommunications, electronics, instrumentation, printing, automotive, water purification and medical components.