The Sioux City Journal in Iowa has a story on its Web site updating progress at the new North American IML Containers injection molding plant in Le Mars, Iowa. We wrote about the plant in March. The company is part of Groupe Lacroix of Bois d'Amont, France. According to the story, the company is building a 40,000-square-foot plant to make thin-wall containers with molded-in labels. It expects to employ 27, but for now is operating in a leased plant with 12 workers. The plant is making containers for Wells' Dairy Inc.'s Blue Bunny-brand ice cream. According to the story, the "personal"-size containers each hold an 8-ounce serving, and the containers are reusable. Speaking as an ice cream fan, I would like to see Blue Bunny boost that container size by at least 100 percent.
Update on a new molder in Iowa
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