Alpharetta, Ga.-based Spectrum Plastics Group doubled the size of its Sandy, Utah, manufacturing facility for vascular technology to 100,000 square feet as part of an expansion expected to create 100 jobs.
The site is the former headquarters of Apollo Medical Extrusion, which formed in 2013 and was then acquired by Kelpac Medical in 2014 and Spectrum, a contract manufacturer of medical components, in 2017.
Apollo became a brand of Spectrum products that includes tight-tolerance microbores and multilumen extrusion.
Following the expansion, the Sandy site also will offer full-scale catheter subassembly and manufacturing for Spectrum.
Earlier this year, Spectrum announced it had installed four new injection molding machines, ranging in size from 11-55 tons, at the plant to offer an integrated solution for the catheter subassemblies. The company also has a catheter center in Wall, N.J., formerly Adam Spence Corp., that has three injection molding machines for overmolding capabilities.
In Sandy, the facility features 15,000 square feet of Class 7 clean room space for producing the catheter subassemblies; new equipment for braiding, coiling, reflow, tipping and flaring catheter development; and an extrusion line with advanced controls and equipment to produce small- to medium-sized runs of drawn polymer monofilament, which can be used in braiding applications for MRI-safe catheters.