Synectic Product Development, a wholly owned subsidiary of contract manufacturer Mack Molding Inc., relocated to a newly renovated facility in Woodbridge, Conn., following more than $1 million in upgrades aimed at meeting increased demand and allowing for future growth.
The new facility has more than 10,000 square feet of manufacturing and engineering space and it can be expanded by another 3,500 square feet if needed.
Mack officials said the move from Milford, Conn., to Woodbridge was spurred by an uptick in customers seeking design and development services, particularly for medical devices, as well as a strong business climate in the state.
Connecticut has been investing in, and promoting, life sciences, manufacturing and tech industries through business accelerators, incubators and training programs, according to Synectic President Adam Lehman.
"From Stamford to Branford to Hartford, we are seeing the state and private industry making Connecticut a hub of innovation and growth," Lehman said in a news release. "Our new Lunar Drive operations has provided us a footprint to seize this opportunity in a space that is optimized to serve our customers."
As the product development arm for Mack, Synectic offers design engineering of both medical and consumer products, prototype fabrication, testing and manufacturing. The new facility was renovated so a controlled area can easily be turned into a clean room for small-volume production.
"We more than quadrupled our assembly space to accommodate an increase in growth in our design and rapid prototyping projects. We doubled the size of our machine shop to increase our in-house capabilities, particularly when it comes to part production for prototyping and manufacturing," Lehman said.
Founded in 1981, Synectic has 15 employees who are primarily engineers. Their areas of concentration include medical devices and health care products for cardiac, diagnostic, diabetes care, minimally invasive, orthopedic, dental and drug-delivery applications.
Arlington, Vt.-based Mack Molding opened in 1920. With annual sales of $368 million, Mack Molding holds the No. 20 spot among North American injection molders, according to Plastics News' latest ranking.
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