MERIDEN, Conn.—Following its recent fall technical meeting, members of the New England Rubber & Plastics Group toured the facilities of Jonal Laboratories Inc. in Meriden.
More than 50 people attended the meeting, including several University of Massachusetts (Lowell) faculty members and graduate students, according to Irene Yurovska, a consultant and member of the rubber group.
She said Jonal President Marc Nemeth greeted the attendees, providing an introduction on the company history, current status and vision for the future. Then several groups toured the laboratory; mixing and extruding areas; part preparation; molding; finishing; quality control; and packaging. The company personnel demonstrated a lot of interesting tools and parts, several suggestions for process improvements came from the attendees and were met with appreciation by the Jonal officials on hand.