Contract medical device manufacturer Cadence Inc. is expanding clean room capabilities in two locations.
The additions come less than a year after Cadence acquired the Plymouth, Mass., and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic plants from Plainfield Precision Holdings, along with a Sturgeon Bay, Wis. metal-stamping facility, which is also set to expand from a 20,000 to 62,000-square-foot facility this year.
The Plymouth plant will get a Class 8 clean room and the Santo Domingo facility will see an expansion of its existing Class 8 clean room.
The expansion efforts, which the company expect to complete in May, also creates dedicated space for clean room assembly and automation, according to a Cadence press release. Clean room injection molding using engineered resins will be available on presses ranging from 17 tons to 165 tons in size.
“We bought our first injection molding machine in 1965. Since that time, we have focused on ‘mission critical' plastic products, including parts that helped enable man to walk on the moon in 1969,” said Jeff Kelly, Cadence's vice president and general manager. “We are excited to expand this legacy to better support medical applications.”
The acquisitions from Plainfield Precision boosted the size of Cadence to more than 500 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Staunton, Va., Cadence also has factories in Cranston, R.I., and Pittsburgh as well as a product development center in Pennsylvania.