Quadion, d.b.a. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, a provider of highly engineered elastomer and thermoplastic solutions announced it is building a state-of-the-art innovation center adjacent to the company’s corporate headquarters in Plymouth, Minn. The new 9,000 ft2 innovation center will provide customers with direct access to some of the industry’s foremost materials scientists and engineers in an immersive design-prototype-build-test process. Whether customers engage in-person or online, the result will be the same: a game-changing engineer-to-engineer collaboration experience that helps to bring innovations to life faster.
“We’re excited to show the industry how bringing these processes under one roof will remove weeks from the component development process, resulting in unrivaled production-ready prototyping speed,” said Jay Ward, CEO of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. “There are two foundational objectives driving our investment in the Innovation Center. First, we want to leverage our unique materials science expertise and design capabilities to engage with customers earlier in their design process. Secondly, we want to transform our business model. Our customers have told us that they desperately need their partners to help them get their new products to market faster. The best way we can do this is to bring our entire production-ready prototyping process — materials science, design, tooling and precision molding — under one roof.”
Architectural plans have been approved and construction is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2022.
Minnesota Rubber & Plastics offers highly engineered elastomer and thermoplastic solutions for original equipment manufacturers globally. The company has built a strong reputation over the course of its 76-year history for designing, developing, manufacturing and assembling products for harsh environments, tight tolerances and technically demanding applications, including multi-material solutions and custom material formulations.
For more information about Minnesota Rubber & Plastics’ latest advances in materials science and also the company’s accelerating investments – such as the Innovation Center – please visit mnrubber.com.
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