Medical device maker Putnam Plastics Corp. invested approximately $ 7 million in a new 57,000 square foot expansion to add to the cleanroom manufacturing capacity that was recently completed.
The expansion, which was added to the existing headquarters in Dayville, Connecticut, was “specifically designed with Putnam's medical device partners in mind,” according to an Aug. 24 press release.
The investment will fund new equipment for the room, including several new extrusion lines as well as braiding and winding machines to make reinforced catheter shafts, the announcement said.
“Putnam's goal with the expansion was also to show that we are investing in the region, supporting the local community and maintaining our manufacturing and jobs in the US,” said Jim Dandeneau, CEO of Putnam Plastics, in an email to Plastics News.
The company also invested an additional $ 1 million in carports with solar panels on its headquarters property to support its “efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and our commitment to protecting our planet for future generations,” Dandeneau said in the statement.