Canadian Plastics

Quebec Molder Expanding, Upgrading Plant

Injection molder Plastiques Moore is investigating ways to run more efficiently, including changing the layout of its 15,000 sq. ft. plant in St-Damien, QC.

July 1, 2004   Canadian Plastics



Injection molder Plastiques Moore is investigating ways to run more efficiently, including changing the layout of its 15,000 sq. ft. plant in St-Damien, QC.

“We did a study with Husky on how to modify the plant to improve work flow and free up space,” said sales representative Charles Ouellet at this year’s Plast-Ex show. “We’d like to have more room so we can add more equipment.

The company purchased a Husky Hylectric last year to give it a total of 12 injection molding machine, ranging from 40- to 500-tons of clamping force. Ouellet said the company plans to add more machines in the near future and would eventually like to have as many as 20 machines.

Since it was founded by president Marie Claude Guillemette 13 years ago, the company has carved a niche as a molder of precision, technical parts for the automotive, electronics, military and safety industries. The plant uses nylon, polycarbonate and other engineering resins to mold parts as small as one gram, and as large as two kilograms. As one example of business, the company is molding the polycarbonate lens used in crosswalk traffic signals. It is also molding glass-filled nylon components used in air intake manifolds. The company has recently purchased DTR enterprise management software to compliment and enhance its capabilities to customers.

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“Diversification is one our strengths,” Ouellet noted.


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