Milacron to Consolidate DME's North American Mold Base Operations

On Friday, Milacron informed the employees at the DME Youngwood, Pennsylvania, mold base manufacturing facility that all operations will be moving to DME’s facility in Greenville, Michigan, late this summer.

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Milacron informed the employees at the DME Youngwood, Pennsylvania, mold base manufacturing facility that all operations will be moving to DME’s facility in Greenville, Michigan, late this summer. This move is to align to the needs of our continuously expanding customer base with new and improved manufacturing capabilities.
 
The reorganization will affect 63 positions, primarily in manufacturing. Milacron’s DME product brand will continue to manufacture mold bases in the U.S. at our Greenville facility. Where possible, relocation will be offered to the Youngwood employees for available positions across all Milacron sites including Greenville. This is a necessary step to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of DME's North America mold base business.
 
"Youngwood had, for many decades, been key in DME's mold base manufacturing in North American but with the introduction of new manufacturing technologies and, the continued migration of mold manufacture overseas, the facility is no longer able to compete cost effectively" stated Peter Smith, President and General Manager DME. "By consolidating to a single US operation we can direct our investment funds to build a new world class site at Greenville. This facility will incorporate the latest state of the art manufacturing processes and, together with its location, it will be ideally positioned to service customers throughout North America" continued Smith.
 
Milacron remains committed to ensuring the highest level of quality and performance, for our products and customers. Customers are assured there are solid plans to make this transition as seamless as possible for all DME product brand customers. In the end, our customers should experience ever-advancing performance and innovative technologies, timeliness of deliveries, unparalleled aftermarket service and robust technical support.