BETHEL, Vt.—GW Plastics Inc. plans to construct an addition to its Royalton, Vt., manufacturing facility, the firm's fourth expansion involving several plants in less than a year.
It will break ground in the latter part of November on a 21,000-sq.-ft. addition to its 43,000-sq.-ft. plant in Royalton to accommodate additional growth of its liquid silicone rubber and thermoplastic injection molding and medical device contract assembly business.
Cost of the project was estimated at about $10 million, which will cover real estate and machinery in a three- to five-year span, according to Brenan Riel, president and CEO of the Bethel-headquartered firm.
In addition to bolstering the firm's medical device business, he said the expansion will allow for improved work force training and development facilities at its Technical and Training Center, where it conducts scientific injection molding training and manufacturing classes for employees, customers and local area high school students.
The center allows the firm “to take the future in our own hands” with interested high school students and other job candidates, Riel said.