Beckman Coulter work boosts Mission Plastics

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: December 20, 2011 6:00 am ET

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Topics Medical, Injection Molding, Molds/Tooling

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (Dec. 20, 12:20 p.m. ET) — Injection molder Mission Plastics Inc. of Ontario, Calif., benefits from “a great partnership” with biomedical laboratory instrument maker Beckman Coulter Inc., said Felix Rozuk, Mission Plastics’ director of sales and marketing.

“We received the program from them in 2009 when they closed down their Fullerton [Calif.] manufacturing facility,” Rozuk said. “We absorbed it into our building, and it has helped us maintain modest growth during the bad economy.”

An 11,000-square-foot addition, dubbed the “Beckman room,” gives Mission a total of 163,000 square feet. Mission has 225 employees.

The processor purchased portions of the molding equipment, jigs and fixtures in the Fullerton plant and took possession of more than 350 molds for most plastic parts in Beckman Coulter instruments and responsibility for more than 500 stock-keeping units and some subassemblies.

“We managed to get a majority of the parts validated within one year,” Rozuk said, crediting program manager Gerardo Medrano for the progress.

Danaher Corp. of Washington acquired Beckman Coulter on June 30.

Mission Plastics exhibited at the BiomeDevice show, held Dec. 6-7 in San Jose.


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