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CPP Global temporarily closing Mocksville plant, laying off 52

Plastic parts manufacturer Carolina Precision Plastics will close its Mocksville plant for the first half of 2024 and lay off 52 workers, according to a filing with the NC Department of Commerce, but a company executive says it will reopen.

The closing will occur on April 30, and none of the employees are represented by a union.

The layoffs include 33 machine operators, five process technicians, three maintenance technicians and a general manager, according to the filing. Carolina Precision Plastics, also known as CPP Global, was acquired in 2021 by Las Vegas-based Westfall Technik for an undisclosed price.

Mark Gomulka, CEO of Westfall Technik, said in an interview that the plant will be idle for the first half of 2024 but will reopen in the late summer or early fall. Some of the employees will move to the CPP plant in Asheboro, which he says is running close to capacity.

“When as acquired CPP, it was mainly for geography and capacity,” says Gomulka.  “We are basically idling the site for the first half of the three quarters of next year. We’re keeping the site.”

Gomulka said that Westfall would not move any machines out of the plant, which does injection molding and decorating.

In addition to the Asheboro plant, CPP Global also has one in Kaiping, China, in Guangdong province. It runs about 100 injection molding machines in its three facilities

The company produces plastic parts for the medical, packaging, and consumer goods industries. It is a leader in North America in the injection molding of heavy-wall PET jars.

In the beauty industry, its clients include L’Oréal, Kiehl’s, Estée Lauder, and Burt’s Bees.

 

 

 

Chris Roush
Chris Roush
Chris Roush is executive editor of Business North Carolina. He can be reached at croush@businessnc.com.

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