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.
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’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:
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.