MRPC Breaks Ground for First Expansion in 30 Years

MRPC, a single-source provider of medical device components and assemblies, will break ground for its headquarters’ expansion in Butler, Wis. on May 14. The project marks the first expansion at this location in approximately 30 years and will add 15,000-square-feet to the 85,000-square-foot facility.

A groundbreaking event will be held at the headquarters, 13161 W. Glendale Avenue in Butler, on May 14 at 10:00 am to kick off the project. The expansion, which should be complete by the end of November, will add cleanroom manufacturing, additional office space and employee support space.

“Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our team, MRPC is experiencing exceptional success and growth, which has driven the need for expanded facilities,” said Greg Riemer, President of MRPC. “As a 92-year-old manufacturer, MRPC is continuously evolving and growing our capabilities to lead the medical device industry and provide clients with the most advanced molding solutions. Without our knowledgeable and committed team, this expansion would not be possible.”

The MRPC team is made up of 120 employees in Butler, Wis. and 20 at its Largo, Fla. location. One year ago,MRPC acquired ETI Incorporated, a Largo-based firm with expertise in liquid silicone rubber molding. Since then, the company has grown sales by 40 percent and expects to grow an additional 15 percent in 2013, while adding 20 jobs.

Beyond team expansion, MRPC has also invested several million dollars into its facilities in recent years, including the addition of multiple cleanrooms, new equipment and advanced technologies. The company currently has a total of five cleanrooms, from Class 10,000 to 100,000. This expansion will allow MRPC to continue to grow its cleanroom capabilities and continue to meet increased demand for silicone molding, two-material molding, micromolding, medical rubber molding and thermoplastic molding.

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