Medical device manufacturer Putnam Plastics Corp. has invested about $7 million in a new 57,000-square-foot expansion to increase capacity for clean room manufacturing that was recently completed.
The expansion, added to the existing headquarters in Dayville, Conn., "was designed specifically with Putnam's medical device partners in mind," an Aug. 24 news release said.
The investment funds new equipment for the space, including several new extrusion lines and braiding and coiling machines to manufacture reinforced catheter shafts, the release said.
"Putnam's goal with the expansion was also to show that we are invested in the area, supporting the local community and keeping our manufacturing and jobs in the U.S.," Jim Dandeneau, Putnam Plastics CEO, said in an emailed statement to Plastics News.
The company also invested an additional $1 million into carports with solar power panels on the headquarters property to support its "efforts to decrease our carbon footprint and further our commitment to protecting our planet for future generations," Dandeneau said in the statement.