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C&J Industries Expands Production Center In Meadville, Pennsylvania

C&J Industries, a privately held custom injection molder and medical device contract manufacturer, is expanding capacity and adding new technology at its manufacturing center in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

According to company officials, the company has averaged double digit growth across all market segments since 2008. C&J believes these recent additions to the company’s manufacturing portfolio will ensure continued growth over the next two to three years.

The firm purchased three, all-electric, Sumitomo presses to provide increased capacity in the small and medium tonnage range. The company purchased two, 250-Ton presses with 22 oz. barrels, along with one, 50-Ton press with a 1.3 oz. barrel.

“C&J is strategically partnering with our customers to provide greater capacity to meet their growing demand,” stated Dennis Frampton, C&J’s President/CEO. He added, “With the purchase of these additional presses, C&J will have 55 presses ranging from 20 tons to 720 tons of clamping pressure. This bandwidth of manufacturing capacity positions us well for continued growth.”

C&J also purchased a Stratasys performance series Fortus 380 mc, 3D additive manufacturing machine. C&J Industries expects the new addition will bolster its product design and development services. C&J’s Engineering Manager, Mike Yurkewicz noted “The Stratasys production machine gives C&J leading edge technology to reduce our customers’ time to market.” He added, “When combined with an in-house tool shop, we have even greater capacity and horsepower to rapidly develop prototype concepts into commercial reality.”

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