Parish investing to keep up with bag-in-box business

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: December 26, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Packaging, Injection Molding

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 26, 11:10 a.m. ET) — Bag-in-box specialist Parish Manufacturing Inc. has invested about $1 million to expand and further automate its operation in Indianapolis.

The investment includes two 110-ton Arburg injection presses and automated assembly machinery, Parish President and CEO Daniel Cunningham said in a telephone interview.

“These [presses] are to replace 40-ton Arburgs and to handle increased business,” Cunningham said.

The presses, installed in September, are used to mold fitments such as spouts and closures for bag-in-box packaging. The larger-tonnage capacity of the new presses allows Parish to run higher-cavitation molds. Parish now has nine injection presses in its plant.

Business with one company in the iced-tea-urn market is growing about 75 percent, necessitating the expansion, Cunningham said. Overall, sales are up 35 percent, though he would not provide detailed figures for the privately held company.

“We grow our business by word of mouth,” Cunningham said.

Parish supplies a range of bag-in-box packaging, including sanitary liners that protect the liquid contents. The company buys polyethylene film, metalized polyester film and coextruded nylon/ethylene vinyl alcohol films for the liners and molds the fitments from various grades of PE.

Its single-service liners range from 1 quart to 330 gallons in capacity.

Parish employs about 50.


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