Heritage Bag moving to new HQ plant in Texas

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: January 31, 2014 1:55 pm ET
Updated: January 31, 2014 1:57 pm ET

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Topics Packaging, Film & Sheet, Extrusion

Leading plastic bag maker Heritage Bag Co. is changing addresses in Texas, moving its corporate headquarters and a manufacturing plant from Carrolton to Roanoke, about 25 miles away.

Heritage will break ground next month on a 330,000-square-foot facility that will be part of AllianceTexas, an 18,000-acre, master-planned, mixed-use development in Roanoke that’s already home to 360 companies. AllianceTexas is being developed by Hillwood Properties, which is part of the Perot Cos., a group of businesses owned by the family of former presidential candidate Ross Perot. Hillwood is developing similar Alliance-style projects in Florida and California.

In a Jan. 31 phone interview, Heritage Chief Operating Officer Jim Morris said that the firm was making the move because the new location “is a more modern facility that’s better suited to our needs.”

The new headquarters and plant are expected to employ about 200, Morris added. The site is expected to be fully operational in January 2015.

In a Jan. 28 news release, Heritage President and CEO Carl Allen said that his firm “is pleased to be joining the AllianceTexas community.”

“We feel this new state-of-the-art facility will help us to meet our growing needs, allow greater flexibility and access to reach our distribution partners across the U.S.,” he added. The new site also will allow Heritage to “continue our long history of providing quality products and service to our customers,” Allen said.

In the release, Hillwood Vice President Tony Crème described Heritage as “a market leader in their industry … [with] a long history of providing sales, marketing and manufacturing expertise to their customers.”

Heritage was founded in 1973 and now operates six manufacturing plants across the U.S., making a wide range of trash bags, food/utility bags, healthcare bags and compostable bags from high density and linear low density polyethylene. Its products are sold under the AccuFit, X-Liner, TieTie and BioTuf trade names.

Heritage ranked as North America’s 21st largest film and sheet maker in a recent Plastics News ranking, with annual sales estimated at $370 million. In the second half of 2013, Heritage added three new production lines — two at its plant in Cincinnati and one at its plant in Ogden, Utah.


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