Avon expansion hinges on gas mask contract

By Rhoda Miel, Plastics News
Cadillac, Michigan-Avon Rubber plc is laying the groundwork to expand its operations in Cadillac if it receives a contract to produce gas masks for the US military.

The UK rubber and plastics moulder has already won the first two parts of the contract to make the masks, including the design, development and testing of the protective gear, said Jayne Hunt, spokeswoman for the company based in Bradford on Avon, England.

The third phase of the contract will be awarded in May 2005.


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