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SMC celebrates 25th anniversary

SMC Ltd. -- a medical contract manufacturer for single-use devices with locations in Wisconsin, California, Massachusetts, Ohio, Costa Rica and India -- celebrated its 25th anniversary Feb. 1.

Founded in 1988 by Chetan N. Patel and Mike Johnson (retired in 2000), SMC started in rural St. Croix County with a vision to provide high quality manufacturing services faster than industry options of the day. From those early beginnings SMC has grown into a world-wide organization working with some of the largest medical original equipment manufacturers in the world.

"In the last 25 years we have established a track record of exceeding customer expectations," said Patel. "At the heart of these accomplishments is a great deal of hard work, dedication and a willingness to take risks to benefit our customers and our people. As I look into the future I truly believe our best years are still ahead of us."

SMC is a global manufacturer offering complete design, molding services and finished devices for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

The company has facilities in Somerset, Hudson and Amery in Wisconsin as well as plants in Ohio, Massachusetts, California, Costa Rica and India. The facilities provide over 600,000 square feet dedicated to high- and low-volume medical manufacturing.

The company's medical operations offer ISO 13485 quality systems, white room, Class 7 and 8 clean rooms with services including design, engineering, thermoplastic molding (including 2-shot), liquid injection molding, project management, secondary operations, validation, micro molding, assembly and kitting and packaging of finished devices.

SMC's headquarters are located at 330 SMC Drive, Somerset. For more information about the company, visit its website at