Brunswick, ME – Mölnlycke Health Care celebrated the inauguration of a new manufacturing and converting facility at a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony in Brunswick. The $47 million project, comprising a $15 million building plus machinery, was built by PC Construction and designed by Harriman Associates.
The 79,000sf facility, located at Brunswick Landing on the town’s former Naval Air Station site, houses state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment installed to produce leading-edge wound care products for the company’s North American market.
Elements of the completed facility include: 400 tons of structural steel, 125,200 sf of roofing and siding materials, 4,000 gallons of paint and coatings, nine miles of mechanical piping, 55 tons of ductwork sheet metal, 12 miles of electrical conduit and 92 miles of cable3.
Mölnlycke officials expect to generate 50 new jobs by the end of 2013, of which 40 positions have already been filled, with the possibility of additional job opportunities the following year.
“We’re extremely pleased to have taken part in this project; one that will create employment opportunities and enhance Maine’s economy, while delivering an important health care product to the marketplace,” said Joe Picoraro, project executive at PC Construction.
The Brunswick facility is the second Maine location for the Swedish-based manufacturer. The new building’s proximity to Mölnlycke’s Wiscasset, Maine plant, which manufactures foam used in the company’s wound care products, will allow for reduced costs along the supply chain and achieve greater efficiency.