How about some good, old-fashioned groundbreaking news just to remind ourselves of what business news used to look like before 2020?
Ameri-Kart Inc., a rotational and thermoforming business unit of Myers Industries Inc., had a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Bristol, Ind. The site will replace older facilities including a 30-employee site in Cassopolis, Mich., to consolidate and modernize production, the company said. Myers also recently closed a warehouse site in Sandusky, Ohio.
The 234,000-square-foot facility in Indiana is on a 32-acre parcel and brings with it "operational efficiencies and an enhanced customer experience," Ameri-Kart said.
"The new facility will accommodate state-of-the-art rotational molding and thermoforming manufacturing technologies, an improved lean equipment layout and automated workflows. These enhancements, coupled with an ergonomic and biophilic design throughout the building, will further increase employee productivity and job satisfaction," the company said.
Ameri-Kart makes parts for the RV and marine industries along with custom molding. It expects to transfer production to the new plant in phases, starting in 2021.