Research Industries Corp. has opened a second facility in Salt Lake City where cardiovascular components associated with open-heart surgery will be manufactured, according to Gary Crocker, president.

Located at 4750 W. Wiley Post Way, the 5,000-foot building contains a laboratory, production area and sterile clean-room space. He said the new space complements the company's existing building at 1847 W. 23rd South and is another step in the company's continued growth plan of providing jobs for Utahns.Crocker said RIC has increased its staff from 40 to 60 employees in the past year. By adding the new building, the company will be able to produce some components formerly purchased from other companies.