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GW Completes AZ Expansion

Manufacturing Group | February 11, 2013

The 12,000-square-foot clean room manufacturing expansion supports growing business.

GW Plastics, a global manufacturer to leading OEMs in the medical device and healthcare markets, has completed its 12,000ft2 clean room manufacturing expansion at the company’s Tucson, AZ, facility to support its rapidly growing medical device assembly and packaging business.

The expansion was built to accommodate the re-shoring of two large contract manufacturing programs with prominent healthcare OEMs. A successful program currently in production at GW Plastics’ Dongguan, China facility consisting of precision molding, assembly and packaging for a drug delivery device paved the way for the development of a new application with the same customer. The project will utilize GW Tucson’s advanced injection molding capabilities and its automated assembly and packaging expertise. The second large medical device program was relocated from Mexico to take advantage of GW’s integrated clean room molding, automated assembly and finished packaging capabilities, including pouching, tray-lidding, rigid and flexible form, fill and seal (FFS) packaging. GW Tucson currently serves as the company’s leading platform for medical device contract manufacturing specializing in automated and semi-automated assembly and device packaging.

“We are committed to investing in the latest technology to help our customers reduce costs and improve quality through the use of highly automated integrated thermoplastic and liquid silicone molding, assembly and advanced in-house tooling solutions,” states Tim Reis, VP of Healthcare Business Development at GW Plastics. “The expansion of our Tucson facility will allow us to offer our customers a standardized, global approach to medical device contract manufacturing.”
 

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