Royalton, Vermont, USA – September 26, 2011

Global precision molder and contract manufacturer GW Plastics announced today the expansion of its Silicones Division in Royalton, Vermont, to support increasing demand. With an initial investment of approximately $3 million dollars, GW will break ground in October 2011 and plans for full occupancy by the first quarter of 2012.

GW Silicones offers highly-automated, precision molding and contract assembly services for Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) applications, as well as, internal mold design and build capabilities. The new expansion will allow for increased capacity by creating an additional 15,000 square feet, scalable up to 25,000 square feet, including a new ISO Class 8 cleanroom for silicone molding and assembly. The initial expansion will be capable of supporting up to 18 machines. Based upon current projections, GW expects the expansion to add 25 to 50 jobs over the next three to five years.

“The expansion of GW Silicones reflects our commitment to the business and growing manufacturing jobs in Vermont,” states GW Silicones’ General Manager Mark Hammond. “It is encouraging to see our customers recognize the value that GW Silicones is bringing to the market”.

About GW Plastics:

GW Plastics Inc. - Plastics News 2009 Processor of the Year - is a global, high-precision injection molder, mold builder and contract manufacturer specializing in single-source responsibility for medium-to-high volume, close-tolerance components and assemblies. Ranked among the world’s top injection molding companies GW Plastics’ leading edge technologies, total quality commitment and pursuit of innovation have driven its steady growth since the company was founded in 1955. The financially strong, closely held organization services a portfolio of market leading companies in the Healthcare, Consumer/Industrial and Automotive Safety markets. GW’s capabilities include thermoplastic/silicone injection molding, tooling and assembly including precision conventional, insert, multi-shot and gear molding operating from six ISO Class 8 cleanrooms worldwide. The company’s ISO 9001, 16949, 14001, 13485, and FDA-registered facilities are located in Bethel and Royalton, Vermont; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Querétaro, Mexico; Dongguan, China; and Cartago, Costa Rica.