Desma USA Inc. is increasing the size of its facility in Hebron, Kentucky, by 5,000 square feet, according to Rubber News. The company opened its North American Mold Shop in 2008 with an investment of $2 million at the Hebron, Kentucky, facility. The plant currently has two three-axis milling centers and one five-axis milling center.
The company is investing $1 million to expand its Kentucky facility. It will use the additional space to install another five-axis milling center in July. The project is expected to be completed in December.
Since 2008, Desma has put in more than $3 million into milling, grinding and turning equipment to produce molds. Prior to this, the company only purchased molds from its parent company or American manufacturers.
"We believe we've aligned our company to reflect manufacturing in America," Scott Early, Desma USA CEO said. "We've grown our company from being a sales and service entity that installs Desma presses to manufacturing tools that go into these presses."
Mold sales have grew 20 percent in 2012 and 2013. With the increase in sales and expansion, Desma plans to create new positions.
Companies like Desma USA should partner with manufacturing recruiters to fill their new positions with the most qualified workers.