For over 70 years, Comar has been a premier supplier of high-impact packaging and medical solutions with their custom molding machines. Recently, they outgrew their previous 25,000 SF facility and needed to relocate to accommodate their growth and increase efficiency. Comar’s new 160,000 SF facility is their largest facility in Wisconsin.
This facility is ISO 9001 certified and features high-tonnage molding machines, high-cavitation molds, press-side automation, high-bay crane operations, high-bay storage, office support spaces, and training spaces. The site provides specialty packaging—including stock extrusion blow-molded containers, injection-molded lids, and closures—and a wide variety of engineered custom products and assemblies.
“If we ever have to expand or build from the ground up, I would love to work with Strang again.”
James Spalding, Comar, West Bend Plant Manager
After Comar selected their new site, they teamed up with Strang to implement the design. The most essential factors in this project were understanding Comar’s flow of operations, the weight and storage needs of their equipment, and their future ability to grow.
This new building has tripled Comar’s footprint allowing them to add an array of advanced manufacturing capabilities. Strang provided a modernized space with improved floor layouts, breakrooms, and dedicated training facilities for employee development. Our engineering team provided updated systems including high-efficiency water and air systems and LED lighting designed with the ability to easily expand as growth requires.
Our design team seamlessly managed unanticipated changes throughout the project timeline. This included needing to demolish and repair the existing concrete and update the floor plans halfway through the schedule due to the addition of a new extrusion blow molding room. Strang pivoted with the stakeholders to keep the project on schedule and deliver solutions that fit the exact needs of the client.