CPI Packaging Inc. is adding two Florida locations to make and distribute its expanded polystyrene peanuts for loose-fill applications.
The Marlboro, N.J., company is opening a 20,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Fla., in November and will follow with an 8,000-square-foot location in Medley, Fla., early next year, said CPI controller Anthony DiStefano.
The company is adding about $200,000 of equipment in both facilities to make the peanuts for protective packaging applications, DiStefano said at Pack Expo International 2002, held Nov. 3-7 in Chicago.
The facilities are leased, he said.
The Medley facility, which is near Miami, also will serve as a distribution center for the company's loose-fill packaging.
CPI also manufactures the expanded peanuts at its plant in Somerset, N.J.
CPI also makes bubble roll stock and foam wrap, padded mailers and cushion packaging. At Pack Expo, the company launched a machine, called Best-Pack, that can inflate a plastic bag with air for protective applications.
The new facilities will give CPI a total of six plants.
The company expects to record approximately $20 million in sales this year, according to DiStefano.