LOUISVILLE, KY. — Amcel Corp. closed its Edison, N.J., facility in May and moved its machinery and a few of the employees to Louisville.
``It's much more efficient,'' said Robert Connor, chief operating officer of Watertown, Mass.-based Amcel.
The Louisville facility was large enough to handle the nine extruders that the firm moved there, according to Connor.
The company, which has 145 employees, runs 16 extrusion machines, three repelletizing lines and nine injection molding machines.
Amcel transferred five employees of the 70 that worked at the Edison facility.
The firm makes bags and cutlery out of linear low and high density polyethylene, reprocessed resin, polystyrene and polypropylene.
Capacity for the facility is about 61 million pounds of bags and 12 million pounds of cutlery each year.
Amcel reported total annual 1996 sales of $43.4 million, with film sales for the year accounting for $37.4 million.