Flexible packaging maker Polykar Inc. is building a new manufacturing site in Western Canada to help better support customers in that region.
The Saint-Laurent, Quebec-based converter has selected a 3-acre location in a business park in Edmonton, Alberta, adjacent to the city's airport that will have a 30-million-pound-per-year capacity.
The new facility will serve the company's customers in Western Canada and the United States, Polykar said.
"Having a dual plant model will allow the company to offer faster delivery, bolster its production capacity, as well as build and retain manufacturing capacity in the region," the company said in a statement.
Polykar makes polyethylene film as well compostable bags, garbage bags and food and industrial grade liners. The company sells into the retail, commercial and institutional sectors.
The Edmonton site will become the company's second facility.
"This is an important milestone for Polykar and we look to the future with confidence as we continue to develop innovative and sustainable products,'' CEO Amir Karim said in a statement.
Polykar has hired FarMor Architecture of Calgary to design the 50,000-square-foot facility.