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GW Plastics (Bethel, VT) has announced plans to expand its manufacturing and technology center in Royalton, VT. The contract injection molder will break ground later this month on a 21,000-square-foot expansion, scalable to 50,000 square feet, to accommodate growth in its thermoplastic and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding and medical device contract assembly business.

PlasticsToday Staff

November 3, 2015

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GW Plastics begins major expansion to satisfy demand for medtech molding, assembly services

GW Plastics (Bethel, VT) has announced plans to expand its manufacturing and technology center in Royalton, VT. The contract injection molder will break ground later this month on a 21,000-square-foot expansion, scalable to 50,000 square feet, to accommodate growth in its thermoplastic and liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding and medical device contract assembly business. The expansion also will 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.

GWPlastics250.jpgThe expansion will make room for 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 more than 70 jobs and invest over $10 million in real estate and equipment over the next three to five years. "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 company received a number of incentives from the state of Vermont to assist with the expansion.

In the last year, GW Plastics has completed expansions at its headquarters in Bethel and facilities in Tucson, AZ, and Dongguan, China. An expansion of its San Antonio, TX, is planned for 2016.

Specializing in complex injection molded thermoplastic and silicone products, GW Plastics offers close tolerance mold building, precision injection molding and contract assembly for customers in the healthcare, automotive safety and consumer/industrial markets. Its core competencies include product development, in-house precision tooling, scientific molding and automated assembly.

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