Sunrise International Company - Your guide for establishing a new cultured marble or solid surface factory.
Can you think of any other manufacturing business that you can start for under $100,000 that will produce a product that is used in almost every home and business in the world? This is why you see so many cultured marble factories in America and is becoming more popular in overseas markets. Anyone who lives in or has visited the United State knows that cast polymer products are the most commonly used building material in the bathroom and kitchen. You won’t visit a home, hotel, or commercial establishment that does not use it in some form, whether it is marble, onyx, granite, solid surface or one of the other formula variations you’ll see on the Formulas page.
Some people only relate cast polymer products to vanity tops because that is all they see in the big building or plumbing supply stores but as a manufacturer, you’ll make more money producing shower surrounds, bathtubs, shower pans, wall paneling, flooring, and many other bathroom accessories including soap dishes, trim molding, columns, vessel bowls and more.
Manufacturing marble offers a great opportunity because:
To establish a new factory, you will need:
4) Training & Support ... and all of these are equally important to establish a successful business.Molds: The molds are the backbone of your business. If you have the mold (form) you can manufacture about anything. To produce a bathtub, you will need a bathtub mold; to produce wall panels and shower surrounds, you will need the wall panel mold, etc. On the Home page, there is a link for Molds that will show you hundreds of various styles and sizes of molds to choose from but after you contact us through the Contact page link, we'll send you some Mold & Equipment Packages in various price ranges. These packages contain molds to produce products commonly used in bath and kitchen installations but at the same time, they're not set in stone. Initially, decide what you want to invest in molds and equipment. We have vast experience in markets all over the world and we put great emphasis on mold selection. Don’t let someone dictate what molds they want to sell you. With our experience and your input we will put together a package of molds that is perfect for you and your market. A mold sitting in the mold storage rack collecting dust is not going to make you money. We will be discussing mold tips and tricks throughout the week in training so by the end of the week you will have a good understanding of the molds when we sit down with you to build the perfect mold package.
Equipment: Every manufacturing operation requires an eco-friendly, organized manufacturing system to complete the task in an efficient manner. This is becoming more and more crucial in our every changing and competitive world. The Equipment page will show a basic factory layout but just as everybody’s budget is different, every factory building is unique as well. We will skillfully lay out a smooth running system for you specific to your budget and building specifications. The objective is to give you a balance of molds and equipment that will increase your daily production while at the same time decreasing your labor cost. Our system will also save you a tremendous amount of space, allowing you to utilize three times more molds in your factory. If you can triple the size of your mold inventory in the same space, what will that do to your production, not to mention the savings you will realize manufacturing in a smaller space? As with the mold selection, we will sit down with you on the last day of training and put together a good balance of molds and equipment.
Supplies: These are some miscellaneous Supply Items like mold release waxes, pigments, divider bars etc. that are needed in the manufacturing process. You will be able to find most of these items locally but we recommend you include a small quantity of each item so you’ll have a sample of each when you start sourcing these items locally.
Training: Think of your marble factory being a computer. You can have the best hardware in the world but if you don’t have the right software (training), it’s going to malfunction. We have the best Training program in the industry. We know that training is crucial in your business so we guarantee that you will be able to go home and make quality marble products. You will not only have training and discussions in a classroom environment but you will also have hands-on training in a working factory, vs a lab environment. You will see first-hand the daily operations in a working factory. Training also comes with continuous support. We know you will have questions when you go home and start manufacturing on your own so know that we will always be there for you. With today’s technology it’s simple enough to text, e-mail, IM, Skype or make a call to get your questions answered immediately.
It is less important what size you start with and more important that you simply get started.
There are two Implementation Schedules; one for someone establishing a factory here in the USA and another schedule for those setting up Overseas. For overseas shipments, shipping times and local customs clearance times will vary.