October 20, 2014  

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Mississippi Polymer Institute Helps Company Add Sales, New Jobs

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi became the ideal conduit connecting a client with a manufacturer that resulted in 18 new jobs and $2.5 million in increased sales.

When MPI was contacted by a company seeking assistance with a custom injection molding project, Institute executives quickly provided a list of respectable manufacturers. The client contacted John Robinson with Excel Injection Molding of Hattiesburg and a business deal ensued.

Excel Injection Molding was able to quickly respond to the client’s request for work and qualified as a supplier. As a result of the increased work, Excel Injection Molding has increased sales by $2.5 million, made capital investments of $220,000, and hired 18 additional employees.

“Excel has often worked with MPI on programs covering nearly every facet of injection molding, including prototype development, material analyses, and quality inspection; always with outstanding results, “said Kenneth Fair, director of engineering at Excel Injection Molding. “I have recommended them to other manufacturers within the state of Mississippi and will continue to do so in the future.”

Founded by Robinson and Randy White in 1995, Excel Injection Molding has grown from an initial operation of 12 employees in a 6,000 square foot building to over 50 employees in a 45,000 square foot facility. Excel operates more than 20 injection molding machines ranging from 28 tons to 725 tons, a complete tool room for mold development, and a state of the art quality control laboratory with specialized analytical instrumentation.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute was established in 1993 with the goal of growing high-tech polymer and polymer-related businesses in the state. For more information about MPI, call 601.266.6525 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/trent-lott-national-center/mississippi-polymer-institute