West Michigan manufacturers organize in bid to boost sales

Brosky, John
July 2007
Medical Device Daily;7/3/2007, Vol. 11 Issue 127, p1
The article reports on the establishment of the West Michigan Medical Device Consortium (WMMDC) by medical device component manufacturers in Grand Rapids, Michigan to collaborate for contract production and outsourcing for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in July 2007. The cooperative business model projects to capture up to $550 million in sales over the next 3 to 5 years. The members of WMMDC include ATEK Medical, Autocam Medical and Inrad.


Related Articles

  • Atek planning global growth. Verespej, Mike // Plastics News;6/25/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 17, p4 

    The article reports on the plan of Atek Medical Manufacturing in New York to expand in the global arena and to increase its sales to $70 million by the end of 2007. According to its business development manager Paul Orlando, the company is looking to expand its capabilities and scope of...

  • Costa Rice plant gives Atek Medical flexibility. Verespej, Mike // Plastics News;4/7/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p5 

    The article reports that Atek Medical Manufacturing said that its medical-device plant in Heridia, Costa Rica, is doubling the company's clean room space to 20,000 square feet and positioning the $70 million company for international business. Jim Bartel, marketing director for Atek Cos. in...

  • ATEK Opens Costa Rica Plant.  // Grand Rapids Business Journal;4/7/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 14, p12 

    The article features the medical device manufacturing facility of ATEK Medical in Heredia, Costa Rica. The facility is located in a free trade zone near the San Jose International Airport and will manufacture Class II single-use and electro-disposable device and Class III implantable device....

  • An Interview With Kay Phillips, President, ATEK Medical Manufacturing. Arrigo, Lisa // Medical Design Technology;Feb2005, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p11 

    Presents an interview with Kay Phillips, president of ATEK Medical Manufacturing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Consideration on the future of medical device design and manufacture; Prediction on the future of medical device sector; Passion of Phillips for lean manufacturing.

  • Costa Rica facility gets ISO, FDA okays.  // Medical Device Daily;10/13/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 217, p7 

    The article reports that ISO 13485:2003 certification was issued to the medical device manufacturing facility of ATEK Medical in Heredia, Costa Rica. The facility will manufacture Class II single-use and electro-disposable device and Class II implantable device manufacturing. The facility of...

  • Costa Rica facility for Atek Medical.  // Medical Device Daily;4/7/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 67, p8 

    This article reports on the opening of a medical device manufacturing facility of Atek Medical in Heredia, Costa Rica. According to Kay Phillips, president of Atek Cos., Atek Medical has doubled its manufacturing capacity and strengthened its ability to offer manufacturing and new product...

  • Atek plans expansion for Costa Rican site.  // Plastics News;3/2/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 52, p10 

    The article reports on Atek Medical's business expansion plans. According to David Mabie, vice president of business development at Atek, since Atek's 35,000-square-foot plant in Heridia, Costa Rica, is nearing capacity after just one year of operation, the prospects for a small expansion there...

  • 4G Outsourcing Partnerships. Nazarian, Rich // Medical Design Technology;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p20 

    The article highlights the three generations of outsourcing partnerships in the U.S. medical device manufacturing industry. It examines what each generation covers in terms of contract engagement. It provides insight into what the fourth generation will likely bring for both original equipment...

  • Looking to Smaller, Specialized Suppliers for Innovation. Whynott, John // Medical Design Technology;May2014, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p12 

    The article reports on small and specialized suppliers as well as their utilization by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of medical devices. It highlights the principles of outsourcing and the innovation of products for micro molding. An overview of their orthopedic and neurovascular...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics