Injection molder Prism Plastics is investing $3.5 million to add seven new electric presses at its facilities in Chesterfield Township, MI, and Harlingen, TX. Prism will also add 10,000 square feet of space in Chesterfield, bringing the total there to 36,000 square feet. This expansion will increase Prism's production capacity for tight-tolerance, safety-critical plastic components for the automotive industry. All new equipment will be in place by July, bringing Prism to 35 total presses.
"We're always pleased to see growth driven by the automotive industry's success, as well as from both new and existing customers," said Gerry Phillips, Vice President. "Our modular approach to equipment and technology means that we can always scale up quickly to meet growing demand."
The seven new presses—four in Chesterfield and three in Harlingen—are all Toshiba electrics, ranging from 84 to 310 tons. The investment also includes accompanying Yushin 5-axis robots, SRS low-RPM screenless grinders and automated packaging systems.