Shelton, Conn.-based thermoformer Inline Plastics Corp. has opened a new manufacturing plant in Gladwin, Mich., formerly belonging to Cam Packaging LLC, securing its first Midwest production and distribution facility.
Inline needed to expand to meet consumer demand for secure food packaging, such as tamper-evident and tamper-resistant polypropylene containers for hot food, it told Plastics News in an emailed statement.
"Consumers continue to look for convenient packaging that offers … food safety," the statement said. "This acquisition allowed us to immediately expand our operations and begin producing and supplying our customers from a Midwest location."
The purchase included Cam Packaging's thermoforming machines, Inline said. Cam Packaging's workforce has continued under the new owner, now as Inline employees.
The new facility is up and running, a May 3 news release said.