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G&F Medical Has New Name and New Location

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, October 9, 2009

G&F Industries announced that its sister company UPCOA has been renamed G&F Medical and its operations moved to Danvers, Massachusetts from Peabody, Massachusetts. The name change reflects the company's greater focus on medical device component manufacturing. The new location gives G&F Medical significant improvement in manufacturing capacity and flexibility to better support their customer base.

The new 14,500 sq. ft. facility has an ISO Class 8 clean room with the flexibility to add modular Class 7 or better clean rooms for special assembly projects. The new facility has an open floor plan to improve production efficiency. Secondary operations can now be performed in a cellular structure to improve product flow and efficiency. Quality inspection is located near manufacturing giving it higher visibility and better communication with production.

According to Nirav Patel, G&F Medical's General Manager, one goal in finding a new facility was employee moral and increased productivity. The new building is only 5 miles from the old facility so they retained all their employees. And the new facility is a significant improvement environmentally, with large glass windows which let in huge amounts of natural light that everyone appreciates.

G&F Medical, located in Danvers, Massachusetts, was founded in 1986 as UPCOA and is a supplier to major medical device and manufacturing companies. G&F Medical's services include silicone injection molding, medial thermoplastic molding, component assembly, and part design assistance from prototype to product. G&F Medical is ISO 9000 registered.

G&F Industries specializes in precision plastic injection molded parts contract manufacturing, injection molds and assemblies. Founded in 1962, the company serves customers in the medical, automotive, safety, consumer and industrial markets from its Sturbridge, Massachusetts, facility. G&F is TS 16949:2002 registered.

For more information, contact John J. Argitis, President, G&F Industries, at johnja@gandf.us or 508-347-9132

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