Jan 26, 2016 Off Comments in Laser Cutting by

CD Custom Enterprises in Newton has come a long way in three years.

Earlier this year the manufacturer completed an expansion that tripled its space to accommodate all the work it was doing.

“It was just not adequate for what we did,” CEO Alan Carsten said. “When it was empty it looked a lot bigger than it really was.”

Chief Financial Officer Tiffany Voran said there were times before the expansion that the company was storing raw materials and finished goods outdoors because there wasn’t enough room for all of it inside. That meant more work just moving things around, she said.

The company expanded from around 9,000 square feet to about 28,000 square feet, which also allowed it to add several extra pieces of equipment and a painting station.

CD Custom Enterprises manufactures parts out of sheet metal for other companies – cutting, shaping, welding and painting so its customers get pieces that are ready to use without any extra work, sales account manager Rich Dreiling said during a tour on Wednesday.

Dreiling said the company can do small batches, but it really specializes in large orders. Its processes are heavily automated, which takes some time to get everything set up but allows parts to be made very quickly after setup is done.

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