Comar, a Voorhees-based supplier of packaging solutions and molded medical devices, has broken ground for a new manufacturing facility in Vineland, it announced this week.
The company was joined by officials from the city, Cumberland County and the state for the event celebrating what will be a 159,000-square-foot facility housing injection molding machines, automation and packaging equipment for the medical, pharmaceutical and consumer wellness markets.
“Vineland has a special place in our hearts,” CEO Mike Ruggieri said in a prepared statement. “My grandfather started the Comar company in Vineland on Valley Avenue in 1949, making glass syringes for the health care industry. The business grew rapidly over the decades and eventually relocated as we transitioned from glass into plastics molding in 2006.
“Now, 14 years later and seven times bigger, it is exciting to be back in Vineland, where we have our roots.”
Comar is hiring skilled technicians and shift operators for the site, it noted.
The company said the new project is part of a rapid expansion, which has seen an increase in its operations footprint of 40% in 2020 alone.
The facility is expected to be substantially complete by March, with production machinery installed shortly afterward. It will be Comar’s 10th strategic manufacturing and distribution location.
The company is majority owned by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.