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German supplier of plastic and glass products to the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, Gerresheimer AG (Düsseldorf) has announced that it will expand production capacity for medical plastic systems at its plant in Peachtree City, GA. The multimillion-dollar investment will add 60,000 sq ft to current capacity, almost doubling its footprint, and ultimately create 120 new jobs. The additional space will be dedicated to medical device manufacturing and will include an ISO Class 8 cleanroom.

PlasticsToday Staff

March 10, 2014

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Gerresheimer expands medical plastics plant in Georgia

"We're experiencing worldwide growth in demand for user friendly . . . medical devices, such as inhalers and insulin pens," commented Andreas Schütte, a member of the company's management board and in charge of the Plastics and Devices Division. "As a result of this growth, and new customer projects, our excellent plant in Peachtree City will be significantly increasing its production capacity," said Schütte in a prepared statement.

Gerresheimer took advantage of Georgia's Quick Start workforce training program; the new jobs will include executive, administrative, supervisory, and production positions.

Part of Gerresheimer's Medical Plastic Systems business unit, the Peachtree facility was founded in 1993 and underwent a first expansion in 2009 with the addition of a Technical Competence Center. The Georgia facility and other plants in this business unit develop, industrialize, manufacture, and assemble devices such as inhalers, insulin pens, lancets, and various diagnostic systems on a contract basis.

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