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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 13:57

GW Plastics Announces Major Expansion

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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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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:53

GW Silicones Expansion Completed

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GW Silicones announced today the completion of its new facility at the GW Plastics Technical Campus in Royalton, Vermont. The $3.5 million expansion, which began in the fall of 2011, includes a 15,000 square foot expansion that is scalable to 25,000 square feet. The new state-of-the-art Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) molding and assembly facility is capable of supporting up to 18 new injection machines and features an ISO Class 8 cleanroom along with expanded office, engineering and conference space.

“Our customers are increasingly looking to silicone as an alternative to thermoplastic because of its unique biocompatibility and performance attributes – it is odorless, tasteless, stainless, bacteria-resistant, easy to clean and sterilize, and works extremely well in complex injection molding applications with extremely fine detail and very tight tolerances,” explains Terri Marion, GW Silicones Business Development Manager. “The expansion of GW Silicones reflects our commitment to meeting our customers’ growing demand for cutting-edge silicone applications in the medical device/healthcare and automotive markets.”

GW Silicones, a division of GW Plastics, delivers cost-effective solutions for the complex molding and manufacture of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and unique multi-material components and assemblies to the medical device/healthcare market. GW Silicones specializes in product design and development, in-house precision tooling, and scientific injection molding along with a variety of contract manufacturing services. “With the recent expansion of our manufacturing facility in Royalton, VT, we can now offer improved production scalability along with our world class speed to market, quality and delivery,” said Mark Hammond, General Manager of GW Silicones.

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