Meese Inc. has opened its fifth rotational molding factory, a 50,000-square-foot plant in Jacksonville, Fla.
Meese opened the Florida plant in June. Dan Rodriguez, national sales manager, said the plant initially employs six people and runs one Ferry RS 400 rotomolding machine. Meese will hire more people for a second shift soon, and plans to add two more machines within the next two months.
"The addition of the Jacksonville plant means we can reduce shipping costs for our Southeast customers while staying better connected to all of our customers throughout the U.S.," Rodriquez said.
Madison, Ind.-based Meese changed its name effective May 7, from MODRoto Inc. The company is owned by Tingue Brown & Co.
Meese was No 18 on Plastics News' ranking rotomolders, published Aug. 13, with sales of $32 million. The data reflected the new plant.