After more than two years of design work, Evco Plastics, a global custom plastics manufacturer headquartered in DeForest, WI, has officially begun the expansion of its MED facility in DeForest. The 50,000-square-foot addition will more than double the size of the facility, making it 84,000 square feet. Included in the expansion plan is an ISO Class 8 cleanroom, which will triple in size to 30,000 square feet.
|Evco Plastics' current ISO Class 8 cleanroom will triple in size under the expansion.|
The MED facility includes offices and storage and molding space for medical parts and packaging. Currently, MED has 16 presses, and the expansion will allow for 15 to 20 more. In addition to increasing capacity, the addition will refine the company's focus on continuing to improve medical molding processes. More physical space, combined with technical advances and new machinery, will allow Evco to remain at the forefront of molding and manufacturing high-tech medical parts, said the company.
“We’ve experienced a lot of growth and development over the past few years— from our expansion in Georgia to our new facility in China—which has been great,” said Evco President Dale Evans. “After assessing our customers’ needs, we knew it was the right time to advance our business capabilities back home in DeForest, building on the premises for the first time in 29 years.”
The addition to the MED facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of February 2018.
Evco Plastics has nine manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the world. Founded in 1964, EVCO employs more than 1,200 people and operates 170 injection molding machines, ranging from 28 to 3,500 tons.