Hattiesburg, MS (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI), the industrial outreach arm of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently assisted in orchestrating a business agreement that resulted in 18 new jobs and $2.5 million in increased sales.
MPI was contacted by a company seeking assistance with a custom injection molding project. MPI executives were able to put the client in touch with Excel Injection Molding, a custom thermoplastic parts manufacturer in Hattiesburg. Excel Injection Molding was able to quickly respond to the client’s request and qualify as a supplier. The two parties later created a business agreement which resulted in increased sales for Excel, in addition to capital investments totaling $220,000, and hiring 18 additional employees.
“Excel has often worked with MPI on programs covering nearly every facet of injection molding, including prototype development, material analyses, and quality inspection; always with outstanding results,” said Kenneth Fair, director of engineering at Excel Injection Molding. “I have recommended them to other manufacturers within the state of Mississippi and will continue to do so in the future.”
Excel Injection Molding was founded in 1995 and has grown from an initial operation of 12 employees in a 6,000 square-foot building to over 50 employees in a 45,000 square-foot facility. Excel operates more than 20 injection molding machines ranging from 28 tons to 725 tons, a complete tool room for mold development, and a state of the art quality control laboratory with specialized analytical instrumentation.
The Mississippi Polymer Institute was established in 1993 with the goal of growing high-tech polymer and polymer-related businesses in the state. For more information about MPI, call 601.266.6525 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/trent-lott-national-center/mississippi-polymer-institute.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
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