ANKENY, Iowa – Accumold broke ground today on a $7 million, 40,000-square-foot expansion that will increase the high-tech plastic parts manufacturer’s workforce by 43 employees.

“Our focus has never been on creating just one or two quarters of growth. Our mission has always been about being an innovation leader on a path of sustainable, long-term growth,” president and chief executive officer Roger Hargens said today. “Our customers expect and require a supplier that is reliable, committed to excellence and is going to be around for a long, long time. This expansion is so special because it means we’re delivering on those priorities and creating quality jobs in the process.”

The groundbreaking event, which featured Ankeny Mayor Steve Van Oort and city economic development director Tim Moerman, took place at the company’s facility at 1711 SE Oralabor Road. The company has been at its present location since 2001.

“I’m very pleased to have one of the world’s most respected high-tech plastic manufacturers growing and thriving in Ankeny,” Van Oort said. “This expansion is not just an endorsement of Ankeny’s business climate, but in the quality and productivity of the workforce in the entire Des Moines metropolitan area. The addition of 43 new jobs to our community will be a strong addition to the local economy.”

Moerman said, “We’ve worked hard to make Ankeny’s business climate one of the best in the Midwest. When Accumold chooses Ankeny to grow its business, it means our city and state remain an integral part of a global brand.”

Since its inception in 1985, Accumold’s mission has been on the production of super-micro, ultra-precision, plastic injection-molded parts. Today, Accumold is an international leader in tooling and manufacturing complex, micro-size parts and components that often measure in mere microns. To produce those parts, Accumold builds specialized molding machines engineered to handle volumes from prototypes to millions per year while maintaining consistent, precise tolerances that are unique in the industry.

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micromolding components next to EU coins.

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