Following its announcement in June 2019 that it will expand cleanroom manufacturing at its facilities in Skaneateles, NY, where it is headquartered, and Elbridge, NY, Tessy Plastics is considering adding more cleanroom space in one of its four central New York locations as part of a planned $20 million investment. The other locations are in Van Buren and Auburn.
Tessy is asking for $4 million in state funding to solidify the project, which has been named one of 30 "priority projects" by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council. In its report, the council described the project as follows:
“To meet the demands of new and existing customers, Tessy Plastics is planning another expansion of its Central New York manufacturing services. This time, Tessy Plastics will be investing approximately $20M to redevelop its existing manufacturing facilities to create new clean room facilities and manufacturing lines.”
A decision is expected by the end of the year.
Speaking with Syracuse.com, Tessy President Roland Beck said that the additional space was needed to manufacture a product for a medical device OEM that he is not at liberty to name. He expects to make a decision within the next couple of months, he added, ostensibly after the council decides whether or not to award state funding. The company does about half of its business in the medtech space.
The project would add approximately 50 jobs, according to Syracuse.com.
In April of this year, Tessy acquired NuTec Tooling Systems and Custom Tool & Design. As reported in PlasticsToday at the time, NuTec had been in a partnership with Tessy for more than 15 years. With the acquisition, Tessy Plastics increased capabilities to support customer needs by providing state- of-the-art custom robotic automation and assembly solutions. The other purchase, Custom Tool & Design is a full-scale injection mold manufacturer that builds high-volume plastic injection molds for the consumer products and medical markets.
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