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Placon Investing in Medical Capacity Expansion

Placon, a custom thermoformer based in Madison, Wisconsin, is doubling the size of its manufacturing in Elkhart, Indiana to increase capacity and meet growing demand for medical packaging.

Placon has aggressively targeted growth in the medical and healthcare market space with the acquisition of Barger and then Brookdale Plastics in 2016. In 2018, Placon added an additional cleanroom and thermoforming machines in Elkhart to meet customer demand.

This new expansion is designed to hold four additional thermoforming presses and provide additional cleanroom manufacturing, warehouse and office space. The first two presses are expected to be available for production by June 2021.

The plan includes space for a design innovation center that reduces product development time by supporting collaboration between the customer and design engineers, and decreases turn-around time for feedback and product iterations. 

The Elkhart facility is ISO 13485 Certified and produces custom plastic packaging for the medical and healthcare industries. This site manufactures custom thermoformed trays, clamshells and BargerGard® protective packaging made from thermoplastic polyurethane.

“I am confident the investment in our medical capabilities will allow us to provide improved customer service to our partner accounts and bring their products to market faster,” said Dan Mohs, Chairman and CEO of Placon. “The expansion supports our strategic business plan to grow in the medical market.”

Barger Tooling