MRPC, a fully integrated contract manufacturer of medical device assemblies and components, completed a remodel of its Southeast Division, located in Largo, FL. The remodel added 2,200 sq. ft. of usable manufacturing space to the facility.
One of the primary objectives of the remodel was optimizing the flow of the manufacturing processes, which falls in line with MRPC’s focus on Lean Principles. Enhancing flow throughout the design for manufacturability, molding and finished device assembly process reduces cost and time to market for clients, creating a simplified work environment for employees.
“We had been analyzing the manufacturing process at the Largo facility for several months, with the intention of a remodel. This analysis enabled us to identify bottlenecks, and determine ways to remove them, while optimizing the flow of the manufacturing area”, said Carl Lider, Chief Operating Officer.
The remodel also positions MRPC for future opportunities. Space has been ear-marked for new injection molding machines, which will enable the facility to layer automation capabilities in to the manufacturing process. In addition, MRPC will be expanding their finished medical device assembly processes in the Largo, FL facility.
Additional modifications were made to the structure of the facility, including a reflective roof, LED lighting, hurricane proof windows and added insulation in the walls. These modifications support an energy efficient approach. The access control system and the security of the building have been upgraded as well.
“Ultimately, we believe the enhancements that were made to the Largo facility will be a benefit to our clients, as well as our employees and prospective employees”, stated Carl. “The work space has been upgraded, the security of the building has increased, and we’ve created the space to add new employees.”
In addition to the Largo, FL facility, MRPC operates a manufacturing facility in Butler, WI and Hudson, NH.