Plexus Corp. (Neenah, WI) has announced plans to expand its North American manufacturing footprint. The company's facility in the San Jose area will relocate to a larger 46,000-sq-ft space located about eight miles from the existing facility. Plexus's Chicago-area operations will expand into a 48,000-sq-ft facility adjacent to the existing facility, bringing the site's total footprint to 189,000 sq ft. According to the company, the new San Jose-area facility accommodates better operational flow, an improved work environment, and investments in manufacturing technology to better serve its customers in the region. The site also serves as a new product introduction and production ramp facility for strategic-growth customers. The company's facility in the Chicago area has seen increased demand from customers in the medical sector. The additional 48,000 sq ft, coupled with the current 141,000 sq ft, positions the facility to support current customer demand and further growth, the firm says. Plexus provides product design, supply chain and materials management, and manufacturing for the medical device industry.