PMC Smart Solutions takes plastic molding in medical direction

PMC Smart Solutions, a family-owned fourth-generation plastics company, has taken its specialized auto parts and electronics molding and assembly process into the medical devices field.

The Price Hill-headquartered company, founded in 1929, is three years into developing its medical division.

“We made the decision to broaden our scope and get into medical devices, and we decided to do it in a very structured, proactive way. There were already people identifying this as an attractive market part in plastics manufacturing,” said PMC President Lisa Jennings.

PMC is known globally for its expertise in manufacturing highly specialized auto safety components, including parts for fuel, brake, steering, transmission and other engine systems. In an effort to diversify its product base, the company invested $2 million in a federally certified “clean room,” a sterile environment required for manufacturing medical devises. The company modified and adopted some new manufacturing processes to take on the new endeavor.

“We’re focused on really difficult safety parts, brake and fuel systems. The types of requirements are really similar to manufacturing medical devises,” Jennings said.

PMC designs and manufactures a host of implantable and non implantable parts for orthopedic, spine, cardiovascular, drug delivery and other devices.

The company has a 200-person assembly plant in Shelbyville, Ind., but could expand into the Greater Cincinnati area and is working with BIO Ohio to explore expansion, Jennings said.

Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source: Lisa Jennings, President of PMC Smart Solutions

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