Parmatech-Proform Corp. will open a new 25,000-square-foot metal injection molding (MIM) manufacturing facility in East Providence, R.I. The plant, which is scheduled to be on-stream in the summer of 2010, will serve as Proform’s headquarters. Proform will continue production at its current New Bedford, Mass., site until the new facility is operational. The company will focus on MIM production and secondary operations for the medical, telecommunications, firearms, hand-tool and semiconductor markets.
Proform was acquired by ATW Companies Inc, parent of Parmatech, in 2009. ATW is based in Warwick, R.I. According to ATW, the new facility will offer technical expertise in MIM along with logistical and redundancy benefits.