Precision Gasket Co. designated as 2006 MDEA Supplier

The Minneapolis-based leader in the non-metallic parts industry was honored as a supplier to a winning product in the 2006 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. During the entry process for this year's awards program, the company was named by Smiths Medical MD Inc. as a supplier to the Cleo 90 Infusion set. It will attend the awards presentation that will be held in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 2006 Conference in New York City on June 7...

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 31, 2006 -- Precision Gasket Co., a Minneapolis-based leader in the non-metallic parts industry, has been honored as a supplier to a winning product in the 2006 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, the premier awards program for the medical technology community.

During the entry process for this year's awards program, the company was named by Smiths Medical MD Inc. as a supplier to the Cleo 90 Infusion set. It will attend the awards presentation that will be held in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East 2006 Conference in New York City on June 7.

Precision Gasket Company is a key supplier to Smiths Medical MD as a custom manufacturer providing engineering and manufacturing support. It has become an active participant in the medical market contributing their expert engineering and design capabilities and innovative manufacturing processes.

The MDEA competition is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. The MDEA program includes specific recognition for suppliers whose products are integral to the success of the award-winning product. "These companies are among the best in a wide-ranging vendor community, all of whose efforts play a vital role in enabling medical device manufacturers to produce award-winning products," according to the MDEA website.

Precision Gasket has been providing manufacturers with innovative engineered solutions in advanced die cut, molded and extruded technology for over half a century.

"We're much more than a parts supplier," says Mary Chapa, RN, director of sales and marketing. "While complex engineering design and precision manufacturing continue to receive key focus, we have expanded our capabilities to provide creative business solutions including vendor-managed inventory, outsourcing, and robust supply chain strategies in this era of unstable raw material prices."

Precision Gasket Co. (www.precisiongasket.com) operates under an ISO 9002 certified quality management system and is Military Certified. Its high tech manufacturing facility in Edina, Minnesota, produces die cut parts for a vast range of applications from rugged manufacturing components to sophisticated computer products to high temperature seals for industrial instruments used in the space shuttle.

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