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Medical device custom molder locating in Whitley County

LARWILL, Ind. (January 4, 2011) – Red Star Contract Manufacturing, Inc. (“Red Star”) announced today that the company is moving its operations to a facility at 1560 N State Road 5 near Larwill.


“Red Star is focused on improving our capabilities to serve our medical device industry clients,” said President Scott Werstler, “This facility provides an excellent location in proximity to our Warsaw based customers and with the improvements we are making will allow plenty of room for future expansion.”

Red Star produces insert molding, product assembly, and prototyping services for medical device manufacturing customers in California, Indiana, Michigan, and Texas. A second branch of Red Star, formerly known as Pyramid Plastics Group, designs and builds vertical insert molding machines used in a number of custom molding applications. Red Star will relocate its operations from a facility in LaOtto (Indiana) and anticipates retaining its employees with additional future job creation possible.

“With our background designing and building custom equipment for a multitude of manufacturers, Red Star excels at providing the right applications for our customers’ specific requirements,” said Werstler, “Our experience working in our customers’ facilities designing tooling and processing has prepared Red Star to support the quick and efficient launch or our customers’ new products.”

The Whitley County Council today approved a request for phase-in of property taxes on real estate improvements at the former Eagle Precision Machining facility. Eagle Precision Machining is relocating to a facility in South Whitley. The Whitley County EDC is working to support the company’s business development goals, including introductions with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Talent Initiative, and WorkOne Northeast.


“On behalf of the County Council, I am pleased to welcome Red Star to Whitley County,” said Whitley County Council Chairman Kim Wheeler, “We appreciate the company’s interest in our community and look forward to their success in the New Year.”

About Red Star Contract Manufacturing, Inc.

With over 20 years experience in the design and build of custom injection molding machines and over 10 years of experience in custom molding, Red Star has developed into a unique player in the realm of contract manufacturing and custom molding. Red Star is one of few manufacturers that can design, build, validate and service the equipment they use to manufacture their customer’s products. In addition to medical, Red Star also serves markets in electrical, industrial, military and other industries.

About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to implement a unified economic development effort and to expand employment and business opportunities for the benefit of the people of Whitley County by developing and maintaining cooperation of all individuals, groups, and organizations within the county. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit www.whitleyedc.com.



Media Contacts:
Scott Werstler (Red Star) – 260.897.4311
Kim Wheeler (Whitley County Council) – 260.799.5511
Alan Tio (Whitley County EDC) – 260.244.5506

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