A plastics manufacturing company, Polymer Corporation, opened of its new 92,000 square foot facility in Palmer, Massachusetts.
Polymer specializes in liquid resin cast parts and highly engineered injection-molded and machined parts and assemblies in low-to-medium volumes for a national base of blue-chip customers. The company said its new facility becomes Polymer’s primary base for its injection molding and decorating services business. Since its inception in 1979, Polymer has developed significant production expertise in a variety of niche markets, including medical, defense, marine, and outdoor sports.
“Polymer is rapidly growing and committed to manufacturing in the United States,” said Jim Ryan, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our new Palmer plant provides needed additional capacity, supports our commitment to innovation through the use of state-of-the-art technology, and allows us to run highly efficient operations. Further, Palmer is convenient to our customers and our workforce.”
To support the injection molding needs of its diverse customer base, Polymer invested heavily in new equipment, including five large-capacity 500-to-800-ton injection molding machines. “We’ll continue to invest in new equipment to support anticipated growth,” said Ryan. In addition to significant capacity, the plant houses 26 plastic injection molding machines ranging in size from 38 tons to 800 tons and capabilities like overmolding and insert molding.
Polymer’s investment in its facilities, equipment, and employees has been recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development recently awarded Polymer a 2012 Economic Impact Award for its contribution to the state and local economy.