Thermoformer Inline Plastics plans expansion

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: October 11, 2013 1:35 pm ET
Updated: October 11, 2013 1:38 pm ET

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Topics Packaging, Thermoforming

Packaging thermoformer Inline Plastics Corp. continues its expansion thrust with the addition of machinery and floor space.

Inline has added 150,000 square feet to its Shelton, Conn., head office plant and started up a new thermoforming line there this past summer. The extra space is being used for manufacturing, warehousing and offices.

In Salt Lake City, Utah, Inline is starting up a new line this month. At its McDonough, Ga., plant it will install a new thermoforming line in January. It has added 42,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to this facility.

The recently announced expansions follow by about a year other capacity additions in Salt Lake City and McDonough announced by Inline.

“We are investing more than $6 million in machinery and tooling this year to ensure that we can meet the needs of our valued customers,” stated Inline President Tom Orkisz in an Oct. 10 news release.

Inline expects to create 60 new jobs with the capacity growth. It specializes in clam shells and other thermoformed packaging such as its Safe-T-Fresh line of tamper-evident containers. The firm’s PET packaging is sold for fresh-cut produce, salads, food service, baked goods and deli offerings.

Inline said the new thermoformers are large-platform, roll-fed machines but it did not disclose the suppliers.

Inline said customers will benefit from the expansion through consistent lead times, increased flexibility and local production of its most popular packaging.

Inline, founded in 1968, opened its Salt Lake City operation in 2004 and five years later started up In McDonough. In addition to PET packaging, it offers wash-down automated equipment to load, close and label its containers.

 


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