Roseville, Minn.-based couplings and connections molder Colder Products Co. is expanding with a new long-term lease in Arden Hills, Minn. and a 7,000-square-foot expansion to its Roseville Class 7 clean room.
The new lease, a 168,000-square-foot facility, will house CPC's biopharmaceutical production and business support teams. The company expects to move into the building by fall of 2022.
"The new facility will be outfitted much like the Roseville operation, which opened July 2020," Jane Doyon, vice president of marketing at CPC told Plastics News in an emailed statement. "Most of our manufacturing equipment is developed or modified in-house, so we will replicate that equipment in the new facility to produce a wide range of connector solutions.
"The new building will house production, warehouse, and office space for the more than 500 employees who will work there when it opens," Doyon added.
CPC doubled the size of its Roseville clean room to a total of 13,500 square feet.
"The pace of our growth is due largely to our reputation in rapidly expanding markets including biopharmaceuticals, cell and gene therapy, and liquid cooling of electronics used in electric vehicle charging and high performance computing applications," Janel Wittmayer, CPC president said in a news release. "Demand for our fluid management solutions has been growing substantially as these markets experience increased growth."
CPC's employee base has more than doubled since 2020, the release said. Currently the company has nearly 1,200 employees globally. CPC has operations in the United States, Germany and China, including sales offices in 14 countries.