Mexico City — Pennsylvania thermoformer Brentwood Industries Inc. is adding a second production line to its medical manufacturing facility in the Mexican border city of Tijuana which it opened less than a year ago.
"The future of Brentwood Mexico is bright with expansion plans already underway to add another production line in January 2019, just eight months after operational launch," the Reading-based company said in a December news release.
Tijuana is Brentwood's second such facility. The leased plant is new and covers 35,000 square feet, including a 7,500-square-foot ISO Class 7 clean room.
Brentwood made the Tijuana facility's existence public in February but did not hold an official opening ceremony until December. The new operation enables the company to "more deeply engage Baja California's medical and electronics industries," Brentwood said in the release.
Tijuana is in the northwestern state of Baja California and lies across the U.S.-Mexico border from San Diego
Founded in 1965, family-owned Brentwood supplies the medical industry with custom thermoformed and injection molded items for device packaging, trays, components and housing for imaging and diagnostic equipment.
It also produces plastic solutions for cooling tower, water treatment, transportation, storm water management, construction and battery applications. The Tijuana facility is Brentwood's ninth.