PORTLAND, IN – Custom injection molding and finishing company Carrera Manufacturing Inc., doing business as W&M Manufacturing and Pier-Mac Plastics, announced plans to expand its operations in Portland, IN.

The company will invest $1.27 million to construct and equip a Class 100 cleanroom within its current 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Portland. The cleanroom, which is expected to be fully operational next spring, will enable the company to broaden its current finishing and coating capabilities and respond to strong customer demand for anti-fog, anti-glare, thermal and UV-cured coatings processed within a cleanroom environment.

Founded in 1961, Carrera Manufacturing specializes in injection molding, finishing and assembly, providing lighting fixtures and automobile accessories to manufacturers throughout the Midwest. With the new capital investment, the company will operate 21 injection-molding machines, seven vacuum metallizers (PVD), six robotic paint/coating lines and a Class 100 cleanroom within its current facility. In addition, Carrera will be able to supply other industries requiring coatings/finishes to be processed within a controlled environment with low levels of contaminants.