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New 2,200-Ton Press Produces Larger Decorative Parts


MVC in Newberry, S. C. is now running a 2,200-ton injection mold press. It enables the company to produce the largest decorative parts – like truck grills, grill surrounds and roof racks – with greater quality control and efficiency.

"This is a game changer for our business," said Linda Torakis, president and majority owner of MVC. "We are now able to manufacture almost any decorative part imaginable and provide the exceptional quality our customers have come to expect."

The press is 48 feet long and weighs more than 300,000 pounds. It's so large it took seven trucks to deliver it to the MVC facility in Newberry.

MVC 220ton press re 470

According to Alex Harold, General Manager of MVC Newberry, the operations team is running the press in pre-production mode as part of MVC's Advanced Quality Planning program. They will begin production of six different truck grills in August.  

MVC is a wholly owned subsidiary of MVC Holdings, LLC. The company is a leading manufacturer of interior and exterior decorative trim products for the automotive and commercial truck industry. Based in Roseville, Michigan, MVC is 56 percent woman owned and certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) in 2014. The company operates design, tooling and manufacturing facilities near its customers in the Midwest and Southeast United States.


MVC Nicholasville Upgrades Equipment, Processes and Energy Efficiency to Better Serve Customers

MVC’s manufacturing facility in Nicholasville, Kentucky, is making significant upgrades to its equipment, processes and energy efficiency with a single goal in mind: Better serving MVC’s expanding variety of customers.

MVC is introducing the eDART System™ to increase injection molding accuracy and flexibility. The eDART System™ is the most powerful process control system on the market today. With flexibility and ease of use at the core of its design, the eDART has been built by molders for molders.

Additionally, MVC Nicholasville is making many other improvements, including:

  • New Central Drying System
  • New 220-ton press
  • New air compressors
  • Brighter and more energy efficiency lighting
  • Implementation of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), an additive manufacturing technology commonly used for modeling, prototyping, and production applications
  • Updating the facility’s iSeries system
  • Diversification of plated products, from truck grilles and mirrors to interior trim products
  • New satin nickel plating processes

MVC’s Nicholasville facility is located in Jessamine County, Ky., just 16 miles from the Lexington-Blue Grass Airport. The facility specializes in molding, painting, chrome plating and assembly of both plastic and stainless steel parts.