Nypro plans major Massachusetts expansion

Nypro is planning a major expansion of its flagship manufacturing operation due to rapidly growing demand for its healthcare products. A lease is currently being negotiated for a 200,000-sq-ft satellite manufacturing operation in an industrial park in Devins, MA, which is about 13 miles north of its headquarters plant in Clinton, MA.

The space was previously used by Evergreen Solar, a heavily subsidized producer of solar power equipment that ceased operations at the brand new plant in 2011 .

"We have to expand and we can't do it here," Nypro spokesman Al Cotton told PlasticsToday after a meeting in Clinton, which has about 625,000 sq ft in a renovated mill building dating to the Nineteeth Century. Molding and assembly will take place in the new facility. Nypro plans to initially add 40 high-tech electric presses in the 110 to 330-tons range. Roboshots are a strong possibility as the company seeks to stanardize its press types....

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