GW Plastics Announces Major Expansion

In response to its growing medical device business, GW Plastics announced the expansion of its Royalton, Vermont Manufacturing and Technology Center. GW Plastics broke ground on a 21,000 square foot expansion – scalable to 50,000 square feet -- to accommodate the additional growth of its Thermoplastic and Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) injection molding and medical device contract assembly business. The expansion will also allow for improved workforce training and development facilities at its Technical and Training Center, where GW Plastics conducts scientific injection molding training and manufacturing classes for its employees, customers, and local area high schools.

When complete, the expansion will be capable of housing an additional 30 thermoplastic and LSR injection molding machines and an enlarged Class 8 cleanroom for its affiliate, GW Silicones. GW Plastics expects to add over 70 jobs and invest over $10,000,000 in real estate and equipment over the next 3 to 5 years, responsive to customer demand. “In a year that marks GW Plastics’ 60th anniversary, we are delighted to announce this expansion reaffirming our commitment to growing in Vermont while serving the needs of our customers globally,” stated Brenan Riehl, President and CEO of GW Plastics.

The State of Vermont offered a variety of incentives to assist with GW Plastics’ expansion. “We are delighted to partner with GW Plastics to assist with this critical expansion,” commented Vermont’s Commerce Secretary Patricia Moulton. “GW Plastics continues to thrive in Vermont due to superb management and workforce. We look forward to another 60 years of growth for this advanced manufacturer,” added Moulton.

In the last year, GW Plastics has completed expansions in its Bethel, Vermont; Tucson, Arizona; and Dongguan, China, facilities. GW Plastics also plans to expand its San Antonio, Texas, facility in 2016 as it continues to grow in the southwest with leading medical device and automotive safety critical customers.

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