LYONS, WIS. — Jay Visual Packaging Inc. is investing $1.5 million in a new plant and machinery to keep up with growing sales in thin-gauge packaging. The Lyons-based company plans to move to a 38,000-square-foot facility, more than twice the size of its current one, in July. Jay Visual will relocate its six thermoforming lines and install a new one when it moves. It will sell its current plant.
The company's sales grew more than 10 percent to $3.6 million for the year ended June 30. Most growth has been in packaging, which accounts for about 90 percent of its sales. Industrial products represent the balance.
Jay Visual will relocate to a business park in Elkhorn, Wis., about 10 miles away, said Vice President Ken Snodgrass. It recently installed a new Sencorp 2500 thermoformer, its second, and will add a third during the move, he said by telephone.
Snodgrass said Jay Visual sells the bulk of its production to clients in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. Customers package a range of products including food, electrical and consumer goods. Jay employs 38.