MGS Manufacturing Group Inc. will spend more than $1 million to upgrade the clean-room medical molding facility at its All West Plastics plant in Antioch, Ill., to make parts for a new product. The company will create a work cell with multishot injection molding presses capable of making parts with three different materials, along with in-mold assembly, said John Berg, a spokesman for the molder and mold maker based in Germantown, Wis., in a Nov. 10 telephone interview. The company is not disclosing the customer for the new product or any details about it, but noted it is for a ``major pharmaceutical manufacturer'' with a low-volume launch in early 2009 and full production within 18 months. The work cell will be set up within the existing Class 8 clear room at Antioch. MGS bought All West in 2005 to help boost its exposure to the medical industry. In the past two years, it has seen its medical business expand from 5 to 7 percent of its total sales to about 18 percent, Berg said.
MGS gives clean room a $1M upgrade
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