EG-GILERO Expands Global Medical Device Manufacturing Into the Dominican Republic

EG Industries medical division, EG-GILERO, is proud to announce the opening of its newest medical device manufacturing facility in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This ISO 13485-certified medical-focused facility is equipped with cleanroom injection molding, assembly, and packaging capabilities in the Las Americas Free Zone Park. Omar Ferretti, Vice President and Plant Manager for the facility shared that “this nearshore site and its capabilities will better serve our customers in the Caribbean and provide low cost assembly options for all of EG-GILERO’s existing and new customer base.”

This facility has been in continuous operation since 2006, serving medical OEMs locally and across North America.

“We are very excited about this new facility,” said Larry Jutte, President and COO of EG Industries. “The ease of doing business in the Dominican Republic brings a lot of benefits to our customers, including the ease of logistics, lack of language barrier, the same time zone, and an ample labor pool.”

This facility fills an important role in EG-GILERO’s overall global strategy to bring innovative solutions to our customers.

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Medacys To Rebrand As EG-MEDACYS

Medacys Rebrands as EG Asia | EG Industries

Rebranding move to drive localization strategy of EG-GILERO in China while encouraging growth in the country’s home-grown medical device industry.

EG-GILERO, a leader for design, development and contract manufacturing services within the medical device, drug delivery device, and primary pharmaceutical packaging markets, announced at the MD&M East 2016 Exposition in New York, NY, a major expanded investment in the state-of-the-art Shenzhen, China facility previously branded under Medacys.

“China is encouraging local R&D and local manufacturing, particularly on high-value medical products such as drug delivery and medical devices, not just to be a supplier of components to the device world, but to be a manufacturer of finished devices for the local market,” said Larry Jutte, President & COO of EG Industries.

With 60,000+ square feet of product design and development resources, in-house tool building, scientific injection molding capabilities, and both automated and manual assembly capabilities, EG-MEDACYS is well positioned to provide support for our customers seeking entry in this rapidly growing market. Part of this strategic localization effort includes expansion of capabilities with the addition of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) injection molding and more in the coming months.

“The Chinese medical technology market is expected to grow at double digit rates in the coming years,” explained Tim Hopper, CMO of EG-GILERO. “Our investment in our Shenzhen, China facility will allow us to provide our clients with an outsourced solution that provides an OEM product line to the Chinese market. The facility also provides a responsive, high quality, and lower cost option to source tooling, molding, and assembly for utilization across the globe at a world-class level,” he added.

EG-GILERO continues executing on its strategy to offer customers options to commercialize their device domestically in the United States or in a lower-cost country such as China with an unwavering commitment to quality, as well as provide proper representation in other strategic areas of the globe.

 

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Black Heritage Council Banquet

Marion Industries culminated its Black History Month activities with the 37th Annual Black Heritage Council Scholarship and Awards Banquet held on February 28.

The Black Heritage Council is a non-profit organization that raises money to award scholarships to qualified minority students pursuing post secondary education. The theme for the event this year was “Remembering Our History…Remember the Time!” and focused on identifying and celebrating African-Americans who helped shape the Marion community according to a news release for the organization.

Several members of the marion team participated in the evening. Proceeds from this event go towards funding the Council’s ongoing activities and scholarship programs and Marion Industries has been a long time supporter of the Black Heritage Council.

Several Marion Industries associates attended the festivities and enjoyed an evening of fine food and a wonderful speech by keynote speaker Jerry Revish. Mr. Revish is an award-winning WBNS Channel 10 news anchor in Columbus, Ohio.

This year’s banquet was a very special event for one particular Marion Industries associate, Sade Douglas. She had not one but two relatives receive awards. First, her cousin Hydeia Barron was recognized for her academic achievement. Her grandmother, Gladys Hardon, was also recognized for her community involvement over the years and received the “Family Award” from the Council. Gladys has served on or currently serves on the Board of several local organizations and has been a positive influence and role model in the community for many years.

Marion Industries is proud to be associated with the Black Heritage Council and grateful for the opportunities that they provide to the local community!

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Auramist + EG Industries Pair Up to Develop New Culer Unit

IMG_3695 The Culer is a new consumer product co-developed by Auramist and EG Industries. A single-fan and double-fan model is available utilizing common components to keep pricing competitive. Historically, Auramist, which holds the patent on the unique fine mist atomizing nozzle design, performed all manufacturing and assembly overseas, and marketed primarily to industrial consumers.

The Culer is a Made-in-America product thanks in large part to the innovation and active participation of EG Industries. Our core development and launch team includes Brad Fallot, Mitch Lizut, Mark Kirby, Jim Vincent, and Yadon Longmire, with help from many others.

Being a complex product, the Culer program has provided a wealth of challenges and learning opportunities for the team involved. The Culer program includes 21 injection molds that produce 24 unique parts (not including color variations), multiple resins, 47 unique purchased components (55 percent of the purchased component part numbers are sourced to low cost country suppliers), 17 unique tube cuts (various lengths, colors, and diameters), 130 total components in Culer I, and 186 total components on the Culer II.

Processes include multiple unscrewing molds, thermal staking, vibration welding, drilling, threaded and torque controlled assembly, programmed tube cutting, leak testing, pressure and flow testing, and function testing. For validation testing, we built PLC controlled physical cycle testing equipment to confirm that durability expectations were met or exceeded.

Our initial retail customer, Frontgate, started marketing the Culer at the end of February, and has received our initial production shipment. Auramist is actively marketing to additional retailers and sales volumes are expected to increase.

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EG ENNOVEA Introduces New Product

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Chris Gardner and Barkey Clark recently attended the International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago, exhibiting our growing line of proprietary products. Two of EG ENNOVEA’s products (the NEW Carousel with electronic pill reminder and the OralLite® lighted tongue depressor) were selected for presentation at the 2015 Innovation Showcase, helping draw visitors to the booth.

The Carousel will make its retail debut on QVC. In addition to consumer health products, licensed products we manufacture were there as well – including the NEW Culer® space cooler (Ormond Beach), LipLidz® unbreakable stemware (Asheboro), Safe-T-Stool® (Ormond Beach), Donn-It-On® donning device (Asheboro) and ZoaSkin™ iPhone skins (Columbus).

“The Housewares show was truly an international event,” Chris Gardner said. “We spoke with buyers from many regions around the world – including Japan, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad, France and others. Virtually every product we offer solves a universally understood problem, so language is not an obstacle for us in most cases.”

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Press Release: Something New is Transpiring — Florida Production Engineering (FPE) Adds Capability, Changes Name to EG TranSpire

Troy, MI April 10, 2015 – Florida Production Engineering (FPE) – a leading manufacturer of wheel trim, chrome plated plastics and decorative aluminum – announced that it has changed its name to EG TranSpire.

The new name and logo reflects the company’s inspiration to produce not only aspirational products, but to also constantly transform and improve the design, materials and production system for the benefit of its customers in the automotive and heavy duty truck market.

“After joining the company last year, I realized that FPE had a great history of innovation, but the name didn’t fully reflect what we do today,” said Derrick Redding, President, EG TranSpire. “I am very excited about the input from our associates on the name change and how the result is a positive reflection of who we are becoming.”

FPE invented the plastic wheel cover, which went into U.S. production on the 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza. This was an example of an early innovation for metal to plastic conversion in the automotive industry.

“Early in FPE’s history, many of us were hired in to take this small company in Ormond Beach to the next level by being the go-to source to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations,” said Patty Jones, Wheel Trim Innovation & Advanced Engineer, EG TranSpire. “It has been a labor of love.”

Last November, EG Industries, the parent company of EG TranSpire, acquired ValTech. “The acquisition of ValTech further expands EG TranSpire’s capabilities, adding two shot molding and tool design and build competencies,” said Larry Jutte, President & COO, EG Industries. “Providing innovative solutions for our customers across all of our divisions supports the EG Industries vision.”

For more information about the services provided by EG TranSpire, please contact Carolyn Powers at (248) 588-4870 ext. 5111 or visit www.egi.net/automotive.html.

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General Motors Honors FPE Circleville With Highest Award for On-Time Shipping

GM AwardEG Industries is proud to announce that General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales division has awarded FPE Circleville operations with a Certificate of Excellence at the highest level, Platinum Supplier Status. The award recognizes top-performing suppliers that consistently meet or exceed GM’s stringent set of quality performance criteria.

“This is one of the first benefits we’ve started to see since making a culture shift to enterprise excellence,” Mark Sells, FPE Circleville Plant Manager, said. “Our associates understand that communication and customer satisfaction is the contribution to our growth.”

FPE Circleville celebrated its GM award by hosting a shift party, which included breakfast, lunch and dinner for all associates.

“Your dedication and commitment to consistently perform above expectations are very much appreciated by the entire General Motors team and we want to recognize your organization for its outstanding performance,” wrote David Poole, General Motors General Director of Supply Chain and Michelle Braun, Executive Director Global Purchasing.

Congratulations to the FPE Circleville facility for this prestigious achievement!

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Press Release: A Merger of Four Medical Device Industry Partners to Create One Vertically Integrated Company, EG GILERO

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Columbus, OH January 6th, 2015 – EG GILERO is the merger of four trusted companies in the medical device industry whose roots go back decades. GILERO Biomedical, InField Medical and the medical businesses of eNNOVEA and ValTech Holdings have been brought together by EGI, Inc. to create one vertically integrated resource for the medical device industry.

“Over the past year, market research was conducted with current and potential customers to uncover industry expectations and unmet needs. The outcome of the research was instrumental in EGI’s goal to create the broad design-to-distribution service offering of EG GILERO,” said John Walter, Director of Business Development, eNNOVEA.

EG GILERO’s new logo and tagline, “Medical Innovation, Together” demonstrates the company’s mission of being an extension and trusted partner of its customers own internal efforts.

“We are very excited to partner with our customers and their own innovation efforts. With EG GILERO’s comprehensive service offering, industry expertise and extensive resources, we look forward to accelerating their device timelines from concept to commercialization,” said Tim Hopper, Managing Partner, InField Medical.

EG GILERO now provides the medical device, drug delivery, and primary pharmaceutical packaging markets with a single-source, trusted partner for design, development and manufacturing. With operations in the United States and Asia, EG GILERO is strategically positioned to provide the value added services clients require in a competitive, ever-changing global marketplace.

“Being able to leverage tooling, full contract manufacturing, and supply chain management capabilities with GILERO’s design, development and regulatory capabilities was the next logical step to efficiently support our customers,” said Ted Mosler, President & CTO, GILERO Biomedical.

EG GILERO offers a depth of internal capabilities including design, tooling, testing, regulatory, manufacturing, assembly, packaging and distribution/logistics. Customers are inventors, physicians, researchers/universities, startup companies, and large multi-national organizations.

“This unique strategic consolidation of capabilities and expertise will provide customers a new level of service, “said Jim Gaffney, President, ValTech Holdings.

“Today is an exciting day for the company and I am very pleased the entire management team of the original companies will continue on with the new EG GILERO organization,” said Larry Jutte, President & COO, EGI Inc. “Having their continued expertise and leadership will be a key factor in our future success of exceeding customer expectations.”

The official debut of EG GILERO will be at the MD&M West MedTech Trade Show in California, February 10 – 12 (Booth #1468).

For more information about the services provided by EG GILERO, please visit http://www.eg-gilero.com or contact Tim Hopper at 1-844-EGILERO.

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New Business Venture, Matrix Powder Technology Opens For Business

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OH

Ernie Green Industries (EGI) has partnered with The Powder Coating Research Group (PCR) to form a new joint venture, Matrix Powder Technology. Located in a facility on the West side of Columbus, Matrix Powder Technology develops and manufactures unique powder coating solutions.

The combined strength of PCR’s research and testing laboratory, along with EGI’s resources and experience in manufacturing creates a solid business strategy and partnership.

PCR was established in 2007 by Kevin Biller who has held various positions within the powder coating industry including: 15 years at Glidden Paint Co., President of Wabash Powder Coating in Terre Haute, IN, and his own consulting firm, Biller Technical Resources, Ltd.

Biller has four U.S. patents in powder coating technology and has delivered numerous papers and is considered a thought leader within the powder coating community.

EGI, established in 1981, manufactures high quality products and provides value added services for worldwide customer satisfaction. EGI offers the industry’s most disciplined R & D, design, engineering and manufacturing production process that now supports industries including: automotive, medical, energy and life sciences, as well as consumer and industrial customers. EGI continues to diversify its capabilities with new endeavors into disruptive processes and product technologies.

EGI’s core competencies focus on injection molding, coating, chrome plating, assembly, and packaging technologies supported by a robust R & D and program management teams. Their commitment to provide innovative solutions, drive product momentum and deliver superior results for customers is at the fore front of their business model.

Matrix Powder Technology officially opened their business September 16, and specializes in low temperature and UV curable powders for non-traditional substrates, high heat resistant coatings, dead mattes, and powders for extreme environments.

For more information, visit www.matrixpowder.net

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EGI’s Ormond team awarded GM supplier quality excellence award

EGI is proud to announce that its FPE  Ormond Beach facility has been awarded The GM Supplier Quality award for a second year in a row. The award is given to specific supplier locations and only GM’s top-performing suppliers are eligible to receive it. According to GM, “suppliers who receive this award have met or exceeded a stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization.” The award recognizes approximately 7 percent of product suppliers – those who have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months. Congratulations to FPE Ormond Beach for this outstanding achievement!

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