A Louisiana company is adding a five-layer, blown-film production line through a $4.5 million project.
This will be the 10th production line for Mid South Extrusion Inc., which makes polyethylene films. The new capacity in Monroe, La., is expected to create eight new jobs with an average annual salary of $28,000 plus benefits according to the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The facility already employs 128.
"In addition to substantially increasing our plant capacity, this investment will allow MSE to target new markets and customers in the food packaging sector," MSE President Ron Mason said in a statement.
MSE started with a single production line and four employees in 1986 and currently is in a 200,000-square-foot production facility. The company ranks No. 67 in Plastics News' ranking of North American film and sheet manufacturers, with film sales of $85 million.
MSE makes films for retail packaging, lamination substrates, and construction and pipe wrapping applications. Other markets include packaging film used for bedding, furniture, carpet, medical, textile and canning applications, according to the governor's office.