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Colorado’s Intertech Medical has added five new injection molding presses and expects to add up to another four machines to keep up with a growth in sales.

By: PLASTICS NEWS REPORT 

Colorado’s Intertech Medical has added five new injection molding presses and expects to add up to another four machines to keep up with a growth in sales.
The Denver-based molder, part of Intertech Plastics Inc., said in a March 23 news release that it expects the new presses will add up to a 50 percent increase in molding capacity.
With more and more medical devices coming out of the Rocky Mountain region, Intertech sees a big potential for growth and is confident that increased sales and production will be a continuing trend, said Jim Kepler, vice president of operations for Intertech Plastics and Intertech Medical in a statement.
In addition to the Toyo all-electric presses, Intertech said it will increase staff by 25 percent. The bulk of those positions will be “more technical in nature and require higher level skill sets than previous job openings.”


Those jobs will include engineering personnel, quality, technicians, programmers, tool and die makers, machine operators, material handlers and administrative staff.
Other upgrades in Denver will focus on improving the medical clean room facilitiy, with improvements to the quality lab and the plant’s processing water cooling system.
Intertech Plastics created Intertech Medical when it purchased Image Molding in 2013.

Link: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20150323/NEWS/150329932

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Interview in Company Week

Many companies have struggled with the threats of the past decade or so like the recession, outsourcing, skills-gaps, and technology upgrades. This interview in Company Week depicts how Intertech Plastics fought through the struggles and came out on top. http://companyweek.com/company-profile/intertech-plastics

Made In America

Re-shoring projects from Asia has helped grow Intertech Plastics, the economy, and the community. Read this inspiring story about what it means to be Made In America by Plastics Business. http://www.plasticsbusinessmag.com/stories/090313/intertech-plastics.shtml#.VHi6uDHF-ao

The Medical Manufacturing Industry is Booming

The medical manufacturing industry is booming and Intertech Plastics wants in. To hear more about Intertech’s acquisition of Image Molding and the creating of Intertech Medical, read this article from the Denver Business Journal. http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2013/07/17/intertech-plastics-buys-image-molding.html

Intertech Plastics’ growth by bringing projects home from Asia

Rising labor costs in Asia, expensive freight, and long lead times are causing supply chain managers to re-think manufacturing overseas. Plastics News has a great article that talks about Intertech Plastics’ growth by bringing projects home from Asia. http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20120201/NEWS/302019942/re-shoring-fuels-growth-at-colorado-molder-intertech-plastics

Intertech’s Recession Survival

The recession was devastating to many American manufacturing companies. Here’s a story about Intertech’s survival that you should read: http://www.cobizmag.com/articles/a-recession-success-story1

Medical Design Excellence award

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In 1999 we received the M. D. E. Medical Design Excellence award for our role in co-developing and manufacturing a custom Hematype Device.   This device helped transform blood management procedures in both clinical and surgical environments, resulting in measurable improvements in cycle time, reduced staff exposure to possible contamination and biohazardous substances, and the replacement of other unsafe methods relative to blood sampling.

Expertise with tight tolerances

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Image teams up with CAMA

CAMA and Intertech Team Up

The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA) represents collaboration across industry, government and civic society (academia, nonprofits, associations, etc) to enhance the global competitiveness of advanced manufacturing, drive job growth across the state and make innovations into realities in Colorado. This 2012 video commemorates that event, held at parent division Intertech Plastics.

Acquired by Intertech Plastics

Intertech Plastics Inc. acquires Image Molding, premier service provider to the Medical industry. 

DENVER (July 17, 2013) – Intertech Plastics Inc. has acquired Image Molding, a Denver-based injection molding and contract manufacturing service provider to the medical devices industry.   Image will join Intertech Plastics as the medical division of Intertech Plastics Inc., extending Intertech’s full suite of service offerings to OEM’s in the consumer products, industrial plastics, and medical industries.

“We’ve been in negotiations with Image for some time now…” reflects Noel Ginsburg, CEO of Intertech Plastics Inc., “…and the skills and capabilities that Image brings augments our capabilities tremendously, and is a great addition to the company.  Additionally our ability to serve medical device manufacturers is further enhanced with the addition of even more high-end molding presses, controlled manufacturing environments, small parts expertise, and medical-specific protocol.”

“We couldn’t be happier,” comments Ewan Grantham, President of Image Molding, “the depth of engineering and management support that Intertech brings will be a great enhancement here, as will the increased ERP technology and sales support.  We have a great synergy in the works here.”

With 50 presses, 200 employees, and close to 160,000ft² of manufacturing space, this acquisition enables Intertech Plastics Inc. to further distinguish itself as one of the largest injection molding service providers in the Denver area and Rocky Mountain region.  Combined with both ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003 certifications, white room molding, a high end metrology lab, and an ISO Class 7 certified clean room, its capable staff can confidently deliver value to a very diverse customer base, leveraging the best of its high volume, high automation services with more intricate and highly regulated part fulfillment.