AET consolidates U.S. operations in Terre Haute; Ampac Flexibles expands pouch production capability
AET consolidates U.S.
operations in Terre Haute
Applied Extrusion Technologies, one of the
nation’s largest manufacturers of
plastic film packaging products, announced it
is consolidating its U.S.
manufacturing operations in Terre Haute, Ind.,
creating 60 new jobs. The Delaware-based company is closing its Covington, VA,
manufacturing facility and beginning a $9 million
project that will expand its Terre Haute
facility and relocate products and an idled Virginia line to the Indiana plant.
AET, which makes oriented polypropylene films for industries ranging from food
to gift wrap, has begun hiring equipment operators, engineers and technicians.
The relocation will bring employment at the Terre Haute site to approximately
520 when the project is complete in 2010.
Flexibles expands pouch production capability
Ampac Flexibles, the flexible packaging
division of Ampac Packaging LLC,
announced the installation of a new Mamata
pouching machine in its Cary,
Ill., facility. Installation of the new Mamata
Vega 610 has given Ampac’s
Cary plant the ability to increase the range
of pouches from simple 3-side
seal flat pouches in limited sizes, to
unlimited sizes without requiring new
tooling. The Vega 610 also produces Doyen
style stand-up pouches and
plowed-in bottoms with zippers and tear notches.