Jim Paver - Jim@Bio-GridSystems.com

E & C Manufacturing co owner Stephen J (Jim) Paver is a 35 year automotive veteran supplier executive prior to purchasing E & C. Jim developed several patented technologies and held executive sales and marketing positions at Rite-On Industries, H.B. Fuller Automotive, Henkel, and Widger/BASF Chemical. E&C Manufacturing is a global supplier of custom process machinery to Owens Corning and other manufacturer's since 1955. 

Stephen "Jim" Paver is a veteran executive in the automotive supplier business. He is the co-owner of E & C Manufacturing with partner Barry Connelly.  Jim developed numerous patented technologies in manufacturing that helped make today's automotive industry the cutting-edge manufacturing marvel the supplier base is today. Previous to E&C, Jim held senior executive positions with Rite-on Industries, H.B. Fuller Automotive, Henkel and Widger/BASF Chemical companies. E&C Manufacturing is a global supplier of custom process machinery to companies like Owens Corning and other global leaders since 1955.

Jim and Barry leveraged their manufacturing, sales and marketing expertise to use E&C as a holding company for their latest venture into medical device manufacturing with Bio-Grid Systems. Bio-Grid is a multi-phased approach to use technology to reduce germs in medical settings and thus the transfer of communicable diseases or infections to patients -- a major challenge in the medical field today.

Bio-Grid features a patented anti-microbial ceiling system that allows for easy changes, equipment installations, lighting changes and opther customization without having to shutdown an operating room or surgical suite for full-blown construction. In addition, Bio-Grid has a Pure Vapor system, or "robot" that disinfects operating rooms or surgical suites using a combination of an anti-microbial mist or vapor that is fortified by high-tech ultra-violet lights of a spectrum that prevents 99.99% of germs from re-growing. The Bio-Grid systems are in use in hospitals across the USA today.


Barry Connelly - Barry@Bio-GridSystems.com

TROY, Michigan -- E&C Manufacturing, creators of the Bio-Grid ® hospital, medical & industry clean room ceiling systems and Bio-Grid Pure ® hospital operating & procedure room automated disinfecting systems, is proud to announce that Barry Connelly Sr. has joined the cutting-edge medical specialty company as a partner and co-owner, it was announced today.
Mr. Connelly brings 29 years of experience in automotive component manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution to E&C Manufacturing, a 60-year old company, has been a leader in the manufacturing of automotive process equipment (ie: Johns Mansville & Owens Corning) and engineering and has leveraged its precision engineering to launch production of high-tech medical ceiling systems and disinfecting systems for use in surgical suites, hospitals and other medical and laboratory facilities.

Mr. Connelly is a partner and co-owner with E&C Manufacturing founder and co-owner, Jim Paver. The company is operated out of Troy, Michigan with manufacturing operations in Taylor, Michigan.

A native to the Detroit area, Mr. Connelly was a co-owner of Techform Products Ltd and the Connelly Company, a highly awarded Automotive full service supplier and Manufacturer's Representative agency serving the OEM and tier market since 1964. Techform and its divisions were sold this year to global automotive company, Magna International. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Techform produced and Connelly Company sold Techform’s array of automotive parts including hinges, latches, and exterior moldings for a wide variety of OEM companies.

“I am very excited about the current success and future growth plans for Bio-Grid and Bio-Grid Pure clean room technologies,” said Connelly. “The ability to reduce infections in medical facilities is critically important and our product line is playing an important role in making hospitals cleaner and more efficient.”

“We look forward to Barry's expertise and leadership in this new era as an automotive company that is embracing a new direction into medical device and product manufacturing,” said Co-Owner Paver. “This new technology is in strong demand regionally, nationally and internationally. We welcome Barry’s experience and expertise in expanding this Michigan-based company into a global leader in this unique area that combines precision manufacturing with the architecture, engineering and construction of medical ceiling systems.”

Paver added that the Bio-Grid anti-microbial ceiling system that assist in control of hospital acquired infections (HAI's) in medical facilities is already installed at select areas within the following health systems: Beaumont Health, University of Michigan hospital and U of M Mott; Bethesda North hospital, University of Colorado, Detroit Medical Center, Cuyuna, MN hospital and numerous surgical centers.

The company will leverage the “Bio-Grid” for its ceiling and “Bio-Grid Pure” brand names for the new room sterilization system that will be introduced to the marketplace later this year.





Corporate Name: E & C Manufacturing

Corporate Headquarters:
2125 Butterfield
Suite 304 N
Troy, MI 48084
Phone (586) 808-3909
Fax: (248) 458-0975

Corporate Facilities: Troy, Michigan and Taylor, Michigan

Year Incorporated: 1955

Ownership: Privately owned
Barry Connelly and Stephen J. Paver co-owners

Key Products & Services: E & C Manufacturing is dedicated to infection reduction medical equipment through our Bio-Grid Systems and E & C industrial custom production process machinery.

Business Statement: Bio-Grid Systems by E & C Mfg. is a leader in the emerging field of hospital acquired infection reduction equipment. E & C Mfg. has developed Bio-Grid antimicrobial ceiling systems, Bio-Grid Pure and Bio-Grid Pure Vapor room disinfectant robots. The Bio-Grid Systems is a combined product for interrupting microorganism ability to reproduce or replicate on treated surfaces. E & C also manufactures custom production industrial process machinery including glass float tables, composite process equipment, Festooner type SMC packaging machines, special material handling containers, fiber forming equipment, loose fill choppers among others.
Client Sectors: Healthcare hospitals, Industrial / Pharmaceutical clean rooms, Sport arena locker rooms, Independent surgical centers, government among others. Industrial material processors.

Sample Clients Include:
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • Bethesda North
  • University of Colorado
  • Beaumont Hsp.
  • Lutheran Hsp. Chicago
  • Community North, Oklahoma City
  • Cuyuna Regional, Minneapolis
  • Miami Clinic
  • Saskatchewan Children’s Hsp.
  • Titus
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Fontanesi & Kann
  • Architectural Building Components

  • Corporate Milestones:
  • 1955: E & C Manufacturing founded in Toledo, OH.
  • 2006: E&C Manufacturing moved to Troy, MI
  • 2013: Bio-Grid ceiling created in response to HAI’s
  • 2014: University of Michigan standardize specification on Bio-Grid Ceiling.
  • 2015: Bio-Grid Pure Vapor developed to disinfect hospital and other infection prone areas.

  • Industry and Professional Associations:
  • ASHRAE, American Society Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Association Iron & Steel Engineers
  • Troy Chamber of Commerce