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Atek's Tom Houdeshell and Chris Oleksy on aligning the medical device supply chain

Published: July 7, 2010 6:00 am ET
Updated: July 7, 2010 12:00 am ET

The impact of healthcare reform legislation on U.S. medical plastics manufacturing will fit into a long-term pattern of cost cutting in the industry, two experts said at Plastics News' recent Plastics in Medical Devices conference in Westlake, Ohio. Tom Houdeshell, president of Atek Plastics of Kerrville, Texas, and Chris Oleksy, president of sister company Atek Medical of Grand Rapids, Mich., speak to the effects of automation on their bottom line.

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