We are proud to announce groundbreaking on our new, 158,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility, which – along with our dedication to scientific injection molding – will profoundly benefit our customers, industry partners and, of course, our local Sussex, Wisconsin community.
The new facility – scheduled for March 2017 operation – will serve as a close-by adjunct to our Sussex headquarters. Custom injection molding, blow molding, assembly, decoration, and fulfillment – it’s all here, on one campus.
This tremendous investment in our business reflects our recent string of successes for our customers. When our customers win, Sussex IM wins, as evidenced by our remarkable five-year record of double-digit company growth – and our equally optimistic expectations for future growth as well.
In terms of employment, at full capacity, 200 new employees will be hired to staff our new facility, with an initial hire of 40 new members of the Sussex IM family. The facility manager will be Philip Salzman, our Vice President – Operations.
The Sussex IM Advantage:
Our new facility represents the expansion of what we think of as The Sussex IM Advantage. The customer-centric design of this new resource rests upon two foundation points. First, this is an “Advanced Manufacturing Facility.” Two, we remain committed to “Scientific Injection Molding.”
Advanced Manufacturing refers to our ability to apply science and technology and, thus, improve our customers’ most innovative and complex products and processes. The end results of this approach are enhanced quality, time-to-market, and cost reduction.
Scientific Injection Molding refers to the delivery of faster molding cycles, higher yields, and a more robust molding process, by focusing on the material in the mold, rather than on the machine. Better parts, fewer rejects, improved supply chain efficiency: it’s an approach that holds obvious benefits to our customers.
From our side, these two foundational elements require the utmost employee effort, dedication and focus. As does our commitment to Lean Manufacturing, in-house automation design, clean room capability and advanced decoration techniques.
Here’s the bottom line:
Our new Sussex IM manufacturing center will further enhance our ability to deliver a quality, U.S.-made product that competes price-wise with offshore manufacturers.
This new facility, along with our engaged, motivated production team, and customer-first approach to service and project management, furthers our ability to keep costs down, be nimble and anticipate/react to customer needs.