LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (Dec. 27, 9:50 a.m. ET) — E&T Plastics Manufacturing Co. Inc. recently added 3,600 square feet of warehousing space to boost the size of its Blaine, Minn., operation by 20 percent.
The company, headquartered in Long Island, N.Y., supplies plastic sheet, rod, tube and film nationally. It opened a sales and distribution center in Blaine in April 2006 to serve customers in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, western Wisconsin, Iowa and nearby Canada.
“We experienced considerable growth here in five short years and basically outgrew the facility,” said Tom Tuckey, Minnesota branch manager, in a news release.
He said the company has become more versatile in Minnesota and helps support the region's large print industry. It now has 10 sales and warehouse employees at the now 18.000 square foot facility.
Tuckey said the added space allows E&T to stock up to 10 more container loads of material and means faster delivery of its most popular products.
The Minnesota facility has a Schelling computerized saw to offer custom cutting. It can cut single, oversized sheets or thousands of 3/8 squares and is used mainly for large production cutting. The site also has a vertical saw for smaller, quick-turnaround jobs.
E&T has eight locations in the U.S. and a multi-million dollar inventory.