MEQUON, WIS. — Kendall Packaging Corp. is breaking ground on a 56,000 square foot expansion of its Jefferson, Wis., facility on April 26 to increase its production capacity and double its storage capacity.
“This expansion reflects the steady growth and expanding capabilities we’ve seen over the years,” said Nate Friedl, director of manufacturing, in a news release.
Kendall, headquartered in Mequon, Wis., said that it expects the expansion to be completed by late summer. The Jefferson plant is currently 60,000 square feet, so the addition will nearly double its size.
The expansion is part of plan started in 2011 to upgrade the Jefferson facility. Kendall will add additional laminating and slitting capacity once the new space opens. It did not elaborate on further details.
The company in recent years has upgraded both of its facilities. Last year it installed a 10-color Windmoeller & Hoelscher Miraflex printing press in Jefferson. It has also added a 10-color W&H Primaflex printing press to its Pittsburg, Kan., facility in recent years.
According to its website, Kendall Packaging was started in 1948 as producer of paper products.