This expansion has been added onto the existing headquarters in Northeast Connecticut. Similar to the corporate headquarters, this space was designed specifically with Putnam’s medical device partners in mind, offering additional clean manufacturing space to expand their product lines. Several new extrusion lines, along with braiding and coiling machines to manufacture reinforced catheter shafts are just a few of the new pieces of equipment that will be housed in this space.
Along with the benefits of adding machinery and employees for additional production, by expanding the overall footprint of the headquarters, Putnam is able to keep everything under one roof. This means that their tooling room and engineering team are all located in the same building providing customers with quicker overall lead times and speed to market. While the company expects to hire 100+ employees to fill positions that this expansion will provide, they are able to avoid unnecessary duplications in personnel that are common when creating new divisions in different locations. By adding onto the existing facility, Putnam not only solves this issue, but they also minimize logistical issues, and increase overall efficiency.
“We are excited to complete our new addition. This space will allow us to increase our capabilities in manufacturing as well as product development,” said Jim Dandeneau, Putnam Plastics CEO. “We are committed to meeting our customers need to quickly develop complex components for life saving devices.”