MRPC prepares for 2013 medical expansion


MRPC, fresh off its acquisition of ETI Inc., is preparing for a general expansion of its Butler, WI manufacturing campus early next year that will continue its growing focus on the medical device market.

"We expect add a cleanroom and a few injection molding machines as part of the expansion," President Greg Riemer told PlasticsToday in an interview. MRPC already operates five cleanrooms in Butler, and also expects over time to add cleanroom molding to its newly acquired ETI unit in Largo, Florida. The initial focus in Butler will be adding thermoplastic injection molding machines up to 250 tons in size.

MRPC is a 91-year-old family-owned company with roots in rubber and thermoplastic molding for industrial markets that shifted to a focus on medical in the 1980s when customers began shifting to lower wage processors, first in the southern United States and Mexico and then in Asia....
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