Rotomolder Horizon Plastics adds stock as it grows

Rotomaster Horizon Manufacturing Group LLC has purchased 26 acres across from its factory in Lake Mills, Wisconsin for new warehouse.

General Manager Keith Krausse said construction should start in late August. Horizon could go live there by the end of January 2020, he added.

“We’re building 31,000 square feet with the ability to expand up to 180,000 square feet,” he said.

The family-owned rotational molding company Krausse started in 2012 with two used machines in a small building. After a series of four expansions, the Horizon plant is now 55,000 square feet and the company employs 75 people.

The company, which also makes prefabricated sheet metal molds, recently bought its ninth rotary former, a Ferry machine. Krausse said Horizon also operates Rotoline machines.

The warehouse across the street will open up more production space in the factory. Krausse said the company is considering buying additional equipment, but officials aren’t sure when.

“What we are doing is removing all inventory and turning our facility into full production,” he said. The new building is responsible for warehousing and shipping.

The warehouse could also accommodate future productions, said Krausse.

Krausse said Horizon grew by taking on challenging injection molding work. “Our main focus is helping with a product or project that other companies can’t or won’t do, and that seemed to really help us,” he said.

“We have been inundated with tool transfers as other manufacturers consolidate or reassess their business focus. In the end, we got a lot of tool transfers,” said Krausse.

Horizon’s end markets include agriculture, construction, consumer goods, food and waste, healthcare, manufacturing, leisure and transportation.

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