ONTARIO, Calif.—Six months after acquiring Bandlock—the non-fenestration custom extrusion division of AmesburyTruth based in Ontario, Calif.—Vip Rubber and Plastic Co. is moving the operation to a recently purchased building near Carson City, Nev.
The relocation is expected to create 40 jobs. The 50 employees at the Ontario site have been offered jobs at the new building, but the company expects them to go to local applicants, according to a news release from the Northern Nevada Development Authority.
Vip's main manufacturing facility in La Habra, Calif., is not affected by the move. Founded in 1961, the family owned and operated business is a manufacturer of molded and extruded rubber and plastic products for automotive, aerospace, defense and other industries.
The Northern Nevada agency said it began working with Vip Rubber in 2010. Vip said the new plant will start operating by Jan. 4.
Vip acquired Bandlock in the spring to increase capacity and offer new services, such as laser printing, hot stamp foils, glow-in-the-dark materials, in-line punching, notching and polycarbonate. AmesburyTruth then consolidated extrusion operations for fenestration products in Cannon Falls, Minn.
Vip had corporate sales of $22 million in 2014, including $9 million related to plastics extrusion.