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Tessy Plastics announces $20M expansion, including 50 new jobs in Elbridge

Tessy Plastics is growing.

In a press release this week the company announced a planned expansion of warehouse space in one of their manufacturing facilities in Elbridge.

The company says that cause for the expansion was new business, specifically for medical products.

The manufacturing facility commonly referred to as the “South Plant”, in Elbridge, currently has a total of 190,000 square feet. President Roland Beck said the plan is to add an additional 100,000 square feet.

Tessy’s South Plant was built in 2010 and initially used for molding consumer products like deodorant. “In late 2017, we decided to move all of the deodorant business to the North Plant in Baldwinsville, New York, so that we could mold, assemble, pack, and ship all from one location. It was a great decision as it allowed for greater efficiencies and freed up some space for incoming business. With the extra space, we are able to accommodate our new medical customer,” Beck added in the press release.

Tessy’s new medical customer offers a one-time use surgical suction device application that is used to collect/filter specimens such as polyps.

Beck says it was a great opportunity and ‘perfect fit’ for Tessy.

“It is a complex assembly with several molded components. A portion of the components, which were previously molded in a different material, will now be molded with Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR). LSR is a material that is becoming more prevalent in the medical industry. Through the utilization of existing LSR injection-molding machines, we were able to produce excellent prototype parts for the customer. The prototypes were then approved and we have since kicked off the new LSR mold for production. We will mold and assemble all seven of the components that make up the one-time use filter,” Beck added.

The total investment will be $20 million and include 50 new jobs. “Production is targeted for 2021, and will include eight injection molding machines, two of which will be LSR, and an automated assembly line producing 13 million assemblies per year. We look forward to working on this project and are proud to work with another successful medical company,” Beck concluded.

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