University of Kentucky Alumni Magazine
Brendan Cahill, with a long, deep resume in plastics manufacturing, is a careful man. So, when he decided it was time to start PTG Silicones, his new business, he spent a year looking over the playing field. With the global competition in molding as tough as it is, what would be the best niche?
UMASS Lowell Magazine
"We've had to be lean and mean," says Cahill today. "It's not easy. We had to let go of three part-time employees not long ago; there's no fat in the operation at all. But we're a highly automated company - one of the very few in the country that can operate around the clock if we need to, part of the time unmanned. That keeps costs low, and wins us clients in the end."
A veteran of the silicone, thermoplastics and plastics industries has launched a liquid silicone rubber molding business aimed primarily at the health care market but with the capability to serve other sectors. Called PTG Silicones Inc., the business recently was started by Brendan Cahill and his wife, Amy, in New Albany to fill what he perceives as a need in the industry for an LSR molder with a world-class operation.
The Courier Journal Newspaper
Start-up PTG Silicones has about $550,000 invested in state-of-the-art automated manufacturing equipment, a robot for handling the parts and a "clean room" that allows dust-free production of sensitive materials at its New Albany, Ind., plant. And then there's the $25 doorbell from Home Depot.