Tech Group will have 60 injection molding presses in a new facility in Walker, Mich., next year, compared with 26 at its current site in nearby Grand Rapids, Mich.
The move is part of a previously announced $12.4 million expansion in the region for the medical molder. The facility also will house clean rooms for molding and assembly, with a Class 100,000 molding floor, a Class 100,000 assembly floor and separate Class 10,000 assembly floor for contract assembly.
Tech Group, part of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., is based in Scottsdale and makes filter assemblies for intravenous lines and surgical components in Grand Rapids.
``Tech Group's objective is to continue to support the growing trend of outsourcing manufacturing and contract assembly operations in the health-care sector,'' said President Robert Hargesheimer in a Sept. 27 news release.