GW Plastics Expands Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Business

GW Plastics, a global manufacturer to leading OEMs in the medical device and healthcare markets, announces today the completion of a 12,000 square foot clean room manufacturing expansion at the company’s Tucson, Arizona facility to support its rapidly growing medical device assembly and packaging business.

Tucson, Arizona - February 7, 2013

GW Plastics, a global manufacturer to leading OEMs in the medical device and healthcare markets, announces today the completion of a 12,000 square foot clean room manufacturing expansion at the company’s Tucson, Arizona 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.”

About GW Plastics:
GW Plastics Inc. is a global, precision injection molding company, mold builder and contract manufacturer specializing in single-source responsibility for medium-to-high volume, close tolerance components and assemblies. Ranked among the world’s top injection molding
companies, GW Plastics’ leading edge technologies, total quality commitment and pursuit of innovation have driven its steady growth since the company was founded in 1955.GW serves a portfolio of market leading companies in the Healthcare, Consumer/Industrial and Automotive Safety markets. GW’s capabilities include thermoplastic/silicone injection molding, mold making and contract assembly operating from six standardized locations worldwide. The company’s ISO 9001, 13485, 14001, TS 16949 and FDA-registered facilities are located in Bethel and Royalton, Vermont; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Querétaro, Mexico; and Dongguan, China.

For more information contact:
Zoe Cole-Levesque
GW Marketing Coordinator
802.234.9941 ext. 1125
Zoe.Cole-Levesque@GWPlastics.com
www.GWPlastics.com