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Texas Injection Molding Announces Construction of New Injection Molding Plant

Texas Injection Molding New Facility in 2020

Texas Injection Molding, a Houston-based manufacturer of plastic injection molded products, today announces that it has purchased a 6.78 acre tract from Wycoff Development Corporation and will build the first phase (64,000 sf) of a 94,000 square foot modern manufacturing facility.  The new location will be at 11015 Bay Commerce Drive, Houston, Texas 77034, located at the SE corner of I-45 South and the Sam Houston Tollway.  We are proud to call Houston our home and pleased to be a leader in one of the largest manufacturing communities in the United States. 

The new facility will be operational in 2020 and provide additional manufacturing capacity to support growth in a variety of industrial sectors. The $6.5 million project is financed by Bank of America through a 504 SBA loan.   

Texas Injection Molding was founded in December 2013 through the acquisition of B-Side Plastics.  Starting with 10 molding machines and 22 employees, Texas Injection Molding has assembled a tremendous leadership and engineering team, added a full-service tool and die shop, certified operations to ISO 9001-2015, implemented industry leading ERP software for managing real time production information, and invested more than $3 million in plastic processing machinery.  “This investment in modern molding technology and automation has put our team members and company in a position to advance the success of our customers businesses with competitive and high-quality injection molded components.” Scott Kelley, President of Texas Injection Molding.  

Texas Injection Molding is built on a strategy of People, Process and Technology.  We recognize the importance to provide an efficient work environment where our team members can grow in their careers.   The new facility will be crane served and fully climate controlled.  Texas Injection Molding has awarded Conair, a leading manufacturer of plastics processing and material handling equipment, the contract to install a central material handling system and closed loop process water to ensure consistent manufacturing processes.  Texas Injection molding currently operates 23 presses and employs 94 employees.  Scott Kelley, “We are very proud of our team and are excited to see our customers and teammates prosper with the new manufacturing facility.” 

U.S. Trade Representative removes 25% tariff exclusion for injection molds.

In response to inquiries for information on the mold tariffs set to expire December 28, 2019, I wanted to make everyone aware that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will publish today, December 23, a formal notice that it will not extend the exclusion from 25 percent tariffs for Chinese plastic injection molds granted on December 28, 2018. See letter from Manufactures Association of Plastics Professionals.

Considering efficient and cost-effective options to bring plastic products to market.

Texas Injection Molding recently launched a new platform for assisting companies in the product development lifecycle. The website can be found at Texasprototype. The following article published in 3D Printing Today describes the process and strategy to efficiently bring products from prototype to production.

We are grateful for our partnership with the Houston Community College and the Texas Workforce Commission to help TXIM provide customized training for our talented team!

Plastics, Environment, Recycling and Truth

Be informed. Listen to this pragmatic presentation that seeks to bring a measure of truth to the discussion on the impact of plastics to the environment. The debate needs this practical sense of reality of the responsibility we all bear as consumers of resources on this planet.

Jeff Applegate’s Keynote speech, The State of Houston Manufacturing, at the Gulf Coast Advanced Manufacturing Conference October 9, 2018

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Congratulations 2018 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners!

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Team TXIM Community Service at The Houston Food Bank

A great time was had by all serving at the Houston Food Bank.  We joined 600 other volunteers to pack meals for Houston kids, elderly, and families over the weekend.  We were so impressed by the organization and efficient use of the volunteers.  The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. America’s largest and nationally recognized as Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year in 2015, the Food Bank distributes 122 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.  

Dr. Richard Nongard Interviews Jeff Applegate

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Texas Injection Molding Completes IQMS ERP Implementation

IQMS ERP System

What is IQMS ERP? The operational heart to any manufacturing organization is the Enterprise Resource Planning system. The ERP system records and manages customer, vendor, inventory, mold, machine and accounting data. If you have been in business in the last 20 years you have been through these implementations and have experienced nightmares or amazing productivity improvements. IQMS is the established industry leader in ERP systems for the injection molding industry.

Why is it important? We like many small – mid sized businesses depend on a few Super Heros to remember all the details and get things done. As the business grows the few Super Heros can only handle so much and the business stalls or service suffers. A good ERP system will allow a business to scale because it defines and manages processes and data. “Tribal knowledge” can be captured, managed and maintained along with automating the daily material and machine planning that consumed the day of key resources. IQMS frees up key people to apply their time and talents to higher level activities to improve quality and service to our customers.

How will it help me? Improved standards for managing data combined with real time connectivity to production is providing more timely and accurate access to information and better service to our customers and vendors. Eliminating redundant data entry and automating material planning is resulting in improved consistency and quality to our customers and vendors. Automated custom reporting will allow routine information to be scheduled and delivered to our partners before needing to ask.