Southwest Florida Manufacturer credits Partnership, Medical Industry for Growth
Polygon Solutions Inc. celebrated a new product announcement with a special factory tour and open house event June 10, 2013. Polygon is a U.S. based manufacturer of rotary broach cutting tools, used by machinists to make precision metal products like bone screws and custom fasteners. Polygon continues to grow since opening in Fort Myers, FL in 2010 and credits much of their success to continued innovation in medical device manufacturing.
Polygon opened its doors to fellow members of the Southwest Regional Manufacturer’s Association (SRMA). About 50 people attended the open house, including customers, suppliers, and new and future members of the manufacturing association. The tour featured new systems Polygon is using in its quality department, observation of machines used in the precision machining processes and education about rotary broaching and how the company is unique among its peers.
Attendees at the open house were also treated to a sneak preview of new technology Polygon will be making available in the marketplace in the near future. Polygon Solutions is an award winning innovator in the machine tool industry, receiving these recent awards for leadership:
2012 – Manufacturing Executive’s ML100 award for Innovative Enterprise
2012 – SRMA Honorable Mention for Market Problem Solving
2013 – Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership Transformation Award
2013 – SWFL – Florida Public Relations Association Judge’s Award for Special Events
Polygon’s management also used the occasion to thank Preferred and Gold members of the SRMA, which Polygon emphasized is another key to its success. Besides being customers and suppliers to Polygon, many of the members use the SRMA events as networking opportunities to share valuable technical, regulatory and regional information with each other.
“The SRMA event was great! As a student from Florida Gulf Coast University, and president of the FGCU Biomedical Engineering Society, I found that this event was a wonderful opportunity to connect with local industry. The group that I am with is starting a business, and I think that it was extremely beneficial for us to talk to manufacturers in our area.” – Scott Kelly CDO, Dynamic Reach; President, FGCU Biomedical Engineering Society
“It is great to see Polygon Solutions moving forward and expanding their product line. Their attention to detail and precision is very impressive. The excitement from the company’s leadership and their colleagues is very evident and contagious.” – B. Pat O’Rourke, Business Development Specialist and Liaison to Horizon Council & Horizon Foundation, Fort Myers Regional Partnership
“The technology behind the products is unique and was presented in a way that everyone present could understand. The new measurement device Polygon demonstrated is certainly a “state of the art” piece of equipment.” – Richard Brown, Operations Manager, ATG Airports, Inc.
“It is exciting to see the specialty manufacturing base continuing to grow in our SWFL community. Polygon Solutions exemplifies the growing niche of small manufacturers that with today’s technology can be located anywhere and distribute worldwide. It was fascinating to learn about their products and how they are made, and also the many kinds of end users of those products like race car teams, medical devices and parts to joint implants.” – Cristin Madden, Vice President, Business Relationship Manager, Collier & Lee Counties, BMO Harris Bank
According to Peter Bagwell, Polygon’s lead Product Engineer, the company plans on selling its new rotary broach product before the end of the year and will be expanding inventory and quality systems. Polygon has added innovative new products and employees each year since opening and is not slowing down. “We’re committed to innovation and quality,” Mr. Bagwell says, “and that commitment extends both to our customers in the medical industry and partnership with Southwest Florida Manufacturers.”
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