Extrusion manufacturer completes plant expansion
Putnam Plastics Corporation, maker of advanced extrusions and assemblies for minimally invasive medical devices, has completed expansion of its Dayville, Conn. facility.
The 57,000 square foot facility will be utilized as clean manufacturing space, increasing production capacity for both existing and new medical device customers.
“We are excited to complete our new addition. This space will allow us to increase our capabilities in manufacturing as well as product development,” said Jim Dandeneau, Putnam Plastics CEO. “We are committed to meeting our customers need to quickly develop complex components for life saving devices.”
This expansion has been added onto the existing headquarters in northeast Connecticut.
Several new extrusion lines, along with braiding and coiling machines to manufacture reinforced catheter shafts are just a few of the new pieces of equipment that will be housed in this space.
Along with the benefits of adding machinery and employees for additional production, by expanding the overall footprint of the headquarters, Putnam is able to keep everything under one roof. This means that their tooling room and engineering team are all located in the same building providing customers with quicker overall lead times and speed to market.
While the company expects to hire more than 100 employees to fill positions that this expansion will provide, they are able to avoid unnecessary duplications in personnel that are common when creating new divisions in different locations.