SOURCE: Graham Engineering

Graham Engineering

February 01, 2012 16:20 ET

Graham Engineering Corporation Delivers Another Shuttle Machine to Intertech Corporation

York, PA-Based Extrusion Blow Molding Machinery Manufacturer Delivers SBG-700 D Dual Sided Shuttle Machine to Intertech Corporation of Greensboro, NC

YORK, PA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Intertech Corporation of Greensboro, NC recently added production capacity in the form of another Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) shuttle blow molding machine. Intertech offers a full range of container production services, including extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, decorating, warehousing, and shipping.

In addition to custom blow molding, Intertech offers stock containers, as well as a complete line of unique Intertech products including Hygenie Ball Washing Systems, Funball ballpool balls, and Giggleplay Gazebo ballpools. Based upon growing business, Intertech had the need to add capacity. The cornerstone of this effort was the purchase of a new Graham Model SBG 700 D dual sided, shuttle blow molding machine. This 25 metric ton machine features a 700 mm stroke, 3x205 mm monolayer GEC flowhead, and a 100 mm 28:1 L/D extruder.

Intertech started in-house production in October of 2011, in its Greensboro, NC facility. Intertech had previously taken delivery of an HLD 700 shuttle machine from GEC, and GEC worked closely with Intertech's mold supplier to ensure that the new SBG 700 D was delivered with a complete production system and with complete mold interchangeability. The machine is producing a custom container for a leading manufacturer of institutional cleaning products.

According to Jim Sitton, Sr. Vice President (Sales) of Intertech, "We certainly had a comfort level with Graham, as we were already using GEC equipment. We knew firsthand that they provide excellent training, service, processing, and on line support. However, on this purchase, Graham and their new shuttle machine technology had to compete with other potential suppliers and they again won us over with their innovative and technical advantages in machine design."

David Yenor, Vice President of Global Business Development at Graham, adds, "We are very pleased that Intertech has taken delivery of the first SBG shuttle to be sold into the Southeast region of the United States. It means a lot when an existing customer decides to stay with you, especially as we have transitioned to our improved generation of SBG shuttle machines. We look forward to a long and ongoing relationship with Intertech as they continue to grow."

Mr. Sitton continued, "The machine performance has confirmed our choice to go with Graham on this purchase. The machine is solid and robust, and our operators love that once we set the running conditions, the process stays on target. The parison programming is consistent and accurate -- it is truly a repeatable workhorse. Once again, from order through to installation, training, and commissioning, Graham Engineering has exceeded our expectations."

About Graham Engineering Corporation: Graham Engineering offers a complete line of monolayer and multilayer extrusion blow molding equipment, including: shuttle machines up to 20 L capacity; reciprocating screw and shot pot machinery for lightweight HDPE containers; multi-cavity, single and dual parison, rotary wheel blow molders for up to 30 L packaging applications; and single and dual head accumulator machinery from 5 to 50 lbs (3 to 30 liters) capacity.

About Intertech Corporation: Since 1974, Intertech has been producing quality blow molded products and plastic containers. With more than 35 years of experience, the company's commitment to quality, service, and value has made it a regional leader for top quality plastic bottles and containers. Major corporate customers with national brands involving millions of bottles annually depend on Intertech's quality, value, and reliability.

For more information, contact:

Graham Engineering Corporation, 1203 Eden Road, York, PA USA 17402-0673,
+1-717-848-3755, Fax: +1-717-846-1931, www.grahamengineering.com, e-mail: sales@grahamengineering.com.

Intertech Corporation 3240 North O'Henry Blvd. Greensboro, NC USA 27405-3808
+1-800-364-2255, Fax +1-336-621-1893, www.intertechcorp.com, e-mail: sales@intertechcorp.com.

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