Film converter Bison Bag Co. is launching a major expansion of its facility that will double warehouse space and provide more production room.
The Lockport company will add 22,500 square feet to its 30,000-square-foot operation, Vice President Scott Zgoda said July 10. The work is to be completed by mid-July, and the company is investing about $500,000 in the new building, Zgoda said.
The company, which makes zipper bags and stand-up pouches for cosmetics and food items, will move warehousing to the new site. Its current warehouse is filled, he said. The new building will be connected to the current site by an overhead door.
Bison recently added a third six-color press and started in-house film laminating two years ago.
The company primarily uses linear low density polyethylene. Bison specializes in uniquely shaped bags and bags for specialty items such as cotton balls, rubber bands for braces and fishing lures and sinkers, Zgoda said.
Bison plans to add about 15 workers during the next three years, for a total of about 50.
Bison is privately owned by two families.