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Husky allocates US$30 million for Bolton, ON expansion

Reduced lead times and increased flexibility are the predicted benefits of an expansion at Husky Injection Molding...

May 28, 2003   Canadian Plastics

Reduced lead times and increased flexibility are the predicted benefits of an expansion at Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.’s Canadian moldmaking facilities. Husky’s PET preform mold facility on its Bolton, Ontario campus is undergoing a major upgrade to increase capacity and reduce lead times. Scheduled for completion by fall 2003, the project will add new machining centers, specially designed for the production of preform mold components.
“The increased capacity will allow us to produce significantly more preform mold stacks per week compared to this time last year,” says Mike Urquhart, vice-president of Husky’s PET Business. “We’ve seen higher demand than last year and our existing manufacturing capacity was making it tough to continue to meet customers’ needs.”
The US$30 million undertaking also includes manufacturing areas dedicated to low-volume production runs of mold components. The flexibility provided by specialized work cells and automation will enable the company to manage peak demands in the future with little or no impact on standard lead times, according to a Husky press statement.
Husky is also expanding its Milton, VT hot runner manufacturing facility which provides hot runners for Husky molds.


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