SOURCE: Moll Industries, Inc.

May 09, 2008 07:00 ET

New Clean Room for Moll

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Moll Industries, Inc. announced today that, as part of their continued commitment to support their existing and growing customer base, construction has begun on a new 2500 Sq Ft., Class 100,000 Clean Room in their Empalme, Sonora, Mexico facility.

Keith Dunlap, VP of Sales and Marketing for Moll, said, "An existing customer opportunity emerged that has driven us to invest in one of our strongest and most operationally excellent plants. The room will also service the growing US, Mexican and South American NAFTA opportunities which our newly expanded sales team is bringing to the business." While declining to name the customer, Dunlap indicated it is a world leader in medical components and Moll wants to be positioned to grow with their needs, as well as position the company to attract new business. Dunlap went on to say, "With our known quality, overall operational excellence and the investments we are making to support medical molding in North America, Europe and Mexico, Moll is well positioned to take on new growth in this important market."

Juan Resendez, COO of Moll, said that this clean room build effort was spearheaded by the plant staff in Empalme. He also indicated that this is a graphic example of challenging Moll engineering and demonstrating their flexibility as a solid supplier to the market place. He went on to say, "We have strived to put the right people in place as a foundation for our company's growth and it is gratifying to see them step up to the challenge."

Conan Miller, Corporate Director of Asset Management for Moll, indicated that the Empalme clean room will be built within the existing facility and will be a fully functional operation complete with separate material handling, crane capacity and required HVAC. The completed clean room should be ready by the end of June with three machines moved in initially. Miller went on to say, "This expansion now gives Moll medical molding capability in three of our five plants." Moll currently has clean rooms and controlled environment rooms in Seagrove, NC and Donegal, Ireland.

Moll Industries, Inc. is owned by Highland Capital Management of Dallas, TX and maintains operations in Seagrove and Lexington, NC; Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila; Empalme, Sonora; and Donegal, Ireland. Moll has full FDA Compliance, TS and ISO Certification. With injection molding machines ranging from 25 to 1500 tons, Moll supplies molded and assembled components to the medical, appliance, industrial, and automotive markets. For more information contact Keith.Dunlap@mollindustries.com.

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