DANVERS, Mass. (Oct. 26, 2009)—Sporting a new name and a new home in Danvers, G&F Medical Inc. is boosting its capabilities for medical device manufacturing.
The company, formerly known as Upcoa, or Urethane Processing Corp of America, moved its operations five miles from its former home in Peabody, Mass., to a new leased 14,500-sq.-ft. facility in Danvers. “We wanted to create a better focus to direct our efforts toward the medical device market,” said John Argitis, president of G&F Industries, Inc. of Sturbridge, Mass., the sister company to G&F Medical.
UPCOA was founded in 1986 and has evolved into a company that does silicone and thermoplastic injection molding, as well as assembly, part design and prototyping.
The new facility includes a 6,000-sq.-ft ISO Class 8 clean room, according to Nirav Patel, G&F Medical general manager. He said having a dedicated clean room for the first time opens new opportunities for the company, which generates about 90 percent of its business from the medical sector, and also does some defense work.
“A lot of customers wouldn't consider putting their products anywhere but a clean room and in the past we've had to turn down the projects,” he said.
However, with the new setup, he said, “Now if they want to be in even cleaner space, say ISO Class 7 or 6, we have the flexibility to add modular space.”