Accutech Packaging Inc. will spend more than $2.4 million to build a plant in Mansfield, Mass., its second facility there. The company recently got municipal approval to build a 65,500-square-foot facility in Mansfield, said Vice President Patrick Madigan.
Accutech probably will install a new thermoforming line, its eighth, when it relocates production to the new facility by fall.
Accutech thermoforms a range of packaging and heavy-gauge industrial products. Its thermoforming sales were about $5.8 million for 1998, with another $1.5 million in contract packaging and paper mailing bags. It thermoforms and pressure forms sheet based on polyolefins, styrenics, PET and PVC.
Madigan said his firm plans to move its manufacturing and contract-packaging operations into the new plant and convert its existing, 22,000-square-foot building in Mansfield for storage.
It also leases 30,000 square feet in the same business park for warehousing. The new facility is big enough to accommodate 10 thermoforming lines and to expand Accutech's machine shop.
Accutech's main products are retail packaging and industrial materials-handling trays.
It has an alliance with Georgia Pacific for the latter to distribute some of its plastic clamshells and its paper bags in Western markets.
The family-owned business employs about 34 and was established in 1982.