An international bottle maker is relocating operations in the Midwest to get closer to a major customer.
Logoplaste SA already is working on renovations at an existing facility in an industrial park in Yorkville, Wis., to move manufacturing from Plainfield, Ill.
The move is being made to get much closer to an S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. plant located just a few miles away from Yorkville in Racine, Wis., Village Board President Sherry Gruhn said.
Relocation of manufacturing — Logoplaste is moving two lines to Wisconsin — will save S.C. Johnson transportation costs. The Plainview facility will close, she said.
"It's advantageous for them to move to this location. It's easy on and easy off the interstate for their shipping," Gruhn said. "They are saving the S.C. Johnson company a tremendous amount of money in shipping costs."
A Logoplaste official in Plainview could not be reached for comment, but Gruhn indicated the company hopes to be operating at its new location early next year.
U.S. 94 runs through the western section of the village. "It's advantageous for them to move to this location."
The decision will bring about 20 to 25 jobs to the village of 3,000, and most of those people will be local hires. Production will start out at 24 hours a day for five days a week and eventually expand to seven days a week, the board president said.
"We just feel very fortunate now that we have another company coming in there," she said, to the business park.
The new home for Logoplaste in Yorkville has been vacant "for a while," Gruhn said.
Logoplaste, based in Portugal, has 59 plants in 16 countries, according to its website. The vast majority of those sites, 76 percent, are located "through the wall" where container-making operations are integrated in a partner's building and infrastructure, the company said. Another 15 percent are located nearby, and only 9 percent are considered what the company calls "off site."