GURNEE, ILL. — Medical plastics processor and contract manufacturer Plasco Inc. is establishing a new assembly facility in Mexico to make urine bags.
Plasco will continue to extrude sheet and tubing in its Gurnee headquarters and ship the work to its new, 11,500-square-foot facility in Acuna, Mexico, for final assembly. The plant will employ about 60 when it opens Sept. 1, according to President Melvin Eisenberg.
The facility will replace another assembly plant Plasco established several years ago in Reynosa, Mexico. The new facility will be managed by MIA Manufacturing Inc. of Houston, which will handle labor issues.
The company moved its assembly work to Mexico because it was losing business to cheaper imports from Malaysia and China, Eisenberg said.
But quality and delivery problems with those imports are giving Plasco an opportunity to get some of that business back, he said.
The new plant cost Plasco about $500,000. The company has sales of about $15 million and employs about 150 in Gurnee.