The new 159,000 sq.ft. facility in Vineland, only a 20-minute drive from the current facility, will be ISO 13485 certified, cGMP compliant and FDA registered, with house injection molding and assembly and finishing machines, as well as additional capacity to support long-term growth. The expansion, which is scheduled to be completed by March 2021, will also enable Coomar to refresh its Buena facility and increase capacity to better serve customers.
Linda Kershner, Buena plant manager at Comar, said, “In addition to better serving our customers by bringing additional production capacity, the expansion in Southern New Jersey will create a better experience for our employees who are central to delighting our customers. I am extremely excited about both our current Buena and new Vineland facilities. The new Vineland location allows us to create a best-in-class GMP compliant work environment right from the start and at the same time gives us the opportunity to refresh and optimize our Buena site.”
According to Comar, the expansion effort will result in a range of benefits, including:
- Increased space for injection molding, assembly and finishing operations;
- Increased warehouse and storage space;
- Improved facility layout with more dedicated product cells to drive speed-to-market;
- Improved cGMP environment and quality lab; and
- Improved design to enable better efficiency, safety, and employee experience.
Mike Ruggieri, chief executive officer, Comar, said, “This investment builds on our new West Coast facility – Rancho 2.0 – and represents another exciting milestone for our organization. Our Buena plant has provided the engine for much of our growth over the decades. This next critical step of adding footprint, infrastructure, and capacity, will ensure that we continue to delight our customers and drive our growth moving forward.”
In February, Comar announced it was building a custom facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA to expand its West Coast footprint.