BLAINE, MINN. — Sunrise Packaging Inc., a custom packager of audio and video storage products, recently opened a 20,000-square-foot plant. The Olivia, Minn., plant, which the firm bought and remodeled, opened Oct. 25, employs 31 and has two thermoforming machines. This is the first expansion for Sunrise Packaging, which opened in 1982. Officials would not disclose the amount invested in the plant.
The Olivia plant sits on 6 acres, giving the firm room for expansion, said marketing director Michael Stewart. The firm will add another thermoforming machine next year.
The 40,000-square-foot Blaine plant has one thermoforming machine and 170 employees. The main production facility and office will remain there.
Sunrise makes vinyl packaged items including three-ring binders, computer accessory packaging and blister packs. The company recently molded boxes for Walt Disney Co. with screen-printed pictures from the movie ``101 Dalmations.''
The firm's latest product for consumers is an acrylic, 2-inch-deep compact disc organizer that holds 24 CDs.