SALT LAKE CITY—Medron L.L.C. will be expanding its thermoplastic extrusion capabilities.
The subsidiary of Flexan L.L.C. has hired Clarence Williams as its vice president of thermoplastics extrusion services and, in a joint move, is investing to add two new extrusion lines at its Salt Lake City site to rehouse thermoplastic extrusion production.
The project is expected to be complete in the coming months and likely will add 3-4 new jobs at the site. Investment figures were not disclosed.
Flexan said the new equipment and capability will result in significant savings and inventory control in addition to providing the firm with new opportunities for extrusion projects and prototyping.
The new business will utilize a wide-variety of thermoplastics, including polyurethanes and thermoplastic elastomers.
"I'm really excited about this," Williams said. "Between Medron, FMI, Flexan and now bringing in the thermoplastics extrusion, we will now be able to do basically everything there is with a catheter shaft. With Medron's ability to do the secondary operations we can now be a one-stop shop when it comes to extrusions. We will be able to do what most people can't do."
Williams brings more than 30 years of experience in thermoplastics extrusions, most recently serving as president of InnoTech Extrusion, a company he founded in 2015. He's also spent time with Vesta, Interface Catheter Solution, and Innovative Extrusion, another company he co-founded.
Chicago-headquartered Flexan, a global manufacturer of high-precision elastomer parts, acquired Medron in December of 2016. The firm operates under two business units—Flexan for industrial applications and FMI for silicone-rubber molded components for Class II and Class III medical device—with more than 600 employees and five global manufacturing facilities.
Medron is a medical device contract manufacturing services company that offers a range of outsourcing services, including high volume manufacturing, customer private label capability, design engineering, product development and prototyping. It works with a variety of materials, primarily urethanes, silicones and thermoplastics at its two facilities in Salt Lake City.