Pregis LLC is making a multimillion-dollar capacity expansion at the company's Grand Rapids, Mich., plant.
The Deerfield, Ill.-based company is installing a second multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher blown film line due to increased demand.
This $6 million project follows a $17 million investment at the facility, announced in late 2016, for the initial five-layer W&H line as well as converting equipment. That project also included additional production space, the company said.
"We are seeing increased demand for higher quality flexible packaging, ecommerce protective material and surface protection films. Our continued investment in this facility will help us meet market segment expectations for package performance and provide vertical integration for some of Pregis' other products," Chief Innovation Officer Tom Wetsch said in a statement.
The Grand Rapids location has 130 employees, Pregis said.