Wabash MPI (Wabash, Ind.), a designer/manufacturer of standard and custom laboratory and production presses for composites molding, compression molding, vacuum forming, compaction, ASTM testing and laboratory and R&D applications, now offers used and reconditioned presses. The company also can upgrade the capabilities of older presses, and certain older models can be traded in. A buy-back program for used presses is also available. In addition, the company offers a reconditioning service. Manufacturers who own a Wabash press that needs to be refurbished can contact the Wabash Service Department for information. Interested parties can view currently available used/reconditioned presses at the company.
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