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C&J Industries production capabilities boosted 50%

July 25/2011

(PlasticsToday) -- C&J Industries (Meadville, PA) now has three Class VIII cleanrooms housing a total of 25 injection molding machines following the completion of a two-phase $6 million plant expansion that boosted production capabilities for the pharmaceutical and medical contract manufacturing firm by more than 50%. The injection molding machines that were added range in size from 20 tons, with a .56-oz shot, to 390 tons, with a 37.5-oz shot. All but one of the presses are Toshiba all-electrics.

C&J has also opened a new and expanded QA lab, as part of the expansion, fully equipping it to accommodate both new tooling and program development, as well as on-going surveillance and monitoring of existing production. The third phase of the building expansion will include the transfer of 17 presses from the general molding room to a nearly finished 12,000-sq-ft addition. That expansion will be a white room and house machines ranging in size from 55 tons, with a 2-oz shot, up to 720 tons, with a 102-oz shot.

The final stages of the expansion, Phases IV and V, entail expansion and renovation of the current contract manufacturing room, converting it into a white assembly room. Once complete, C&J will have a Class VIII medical device assembly room, with updates on these phases to be announced in the next 2-3 months.

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