Clear Lam Packaging Inc. opened a new plant in Vernon, Calif., to support the growth of its rigid and flexible specialty packaging businesses.
In a Dec. 29 news release, the Elk Grove Village-based manufacturer said its new site covers 110,000 square feet and includes extrusion and thermoforming capabilities, as well as a distribution center.
Chief Executive Officer James Sanfilippo said the new facility supports market growth of environmentally friendly packaging.
In a follow-up e-mail Jan. 6, Executive Vice President Roman Forowycz said the Vernon plant will employ 75. Clear Lam's investment in the operation, about $4 million, includes a lease-to-own option on the building.
New machinery includes Lyle thermoforming equipment and a Welex extruder.
The distribution center is operational and the facility will manufacture thermoformed containers made from bioplastics such as NatureWorks' Ingeo polylactic acid, and containers made from recycled PET, Forowycz said.