This latest investment is for a second multilayer Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) blown-film line to address growing demands for output. It is in addition to the $17-million outlay announced in late 2016 for the first five-layer W&H line, converting equipment and expanded production space.
“We are seeing increased demand for higher quality flexible packaging, ecommerce protective material and surface protection films. Our continued investment in this facility will help us meet market segment expectations for package performance and provide vertical integration for some of Pregis’ other products,” says CIO Tom Wetsch.
In addition to the two W&H lines, the 90,000-sq-ft Grand Rapids manufacturing facility also houses four state-of-the-art, multilayer blown-film extrusion lines and film lab. It has grown its location workforce to 130 employees.
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