All American Poly Corp. is spending about $2 million to double polyethylene film extrusion capacity at its Lawrenceville, Ga., plant. So far, the firm has added four PE film lines since it moved production earlier this year from an 18,000-square-foot facility in Gaines- ville, Ga., to a 55,000-square-foot plant in Lawrenceville, said George Pscherhofer, president.
By October, All American will install two more extruders at the site, including a machine for three-layer coextrusion, to make black and white mulch film and vapor-barrier bags, used for packaging chicken; and a line for extruding extra-wide sheeting. The firm already does three-layer coextrusion at a plant in North Little Rock, Ark.
The expansion will put Lawrence- ville's line count at 12, and boost the company's total extrusion lines to 50, Pscherhofer said. He said the added PE film capacity is targeted mainly at All American's converter customers and at general-purpose industrial applications, such as bundling films and gaylord liners. In 1995, company sales were $69 million.
Later this year or early next year, All American will relocate its headquarters from Dunellen, N.J., near Piscataway, to another site in the same area, he said.
The firm is looking for a larger, existing building to serve as its headquarters, because it needs more space both for manufacturing and executive offices, Pscherhofer said. The Dunellen headquarters plant is about 75,000 square feet and employs 120.
All American, which employs 300 companywide, also has plants in Linden and Irvington, N.J. All five plants are equipped with in-line bag-making and two-sided, one-color printing capabilities, Pscherhofer said.