MORTON, ILLINOIS, U.S. — More than 150 customers, vendors, community leaders and employees attended the grand opening of 4B Components new elevator bucket injection molding facility in Morton, Illinois, U.S.

Attendees toured the facility that features new injection molding machines, ancillary equipment and tooling.

“The new facility enables a more efficient manufacturing process, increased capacity and improved responsiveness to the demands of the agricultural and industrial markets,” said Johnny Wheat, president, 4B Components Ltd. USA.

With over 250,000 buckets and 6 million bolts in its new Morton facility, the 4B Group worldwide holds one of the largest inventories of elevator buckets and bolts in the world. 4B also supplies full elevator component packages, including: elevator buckets, belting (PVC and rubber), bolts and splices.

The new injection molding plant is located in a 45,000-square-feet facility that can produce 5,000 buckets per day. The production facility is located on the same site as the sales, technical, and engineering departments, allowing this new facility to better meet the demands of their customers.

“Opening this new facility will bring better production control, improved logistics and more flexibility,” said Nicholas Braime, chief executive officer 4B/Braime Group. “Most importantly, the facility shows our strong dedication to truly be better by design.”