American Packaging Corporation recently completed its $17.5 million plant expansion at its Rotogravure Printing and Laminating facility in Columbus, WI. The project included the purchase of several new pieces of equipment, facility upgrades as well as 100,000-square feet additional operating space.
New state-of-the-art equipment
includes: 10 color Comexi rotogravure press with in-line lamination, a 3rd
cylinder storage retrieval system, modernized ink department with 2 ink dispensing
units, laser scoring equipment, Catbridge turreted simplex slitter, and a fully
robotic material handling system. The expansion resulted in hiring 15
additional fulltime positions. A sustainable focus was maintained throughout
the expansion process, including installation of sky lights and windows to provide
natural lighting, as well as the installation of a state of the art
regenerative thermal oxidizer.
American Packaging utilized
several of the existing buildings it purchased. 100 percent of the demolition material
was separated and recycled including wood, steel, glass and brick.
“The owners are impressed by the
commitment this facility has shown and believe that through strategic investment
in our facilities and most importantly attracting and retaining the best people
in the industry, we will continue to thrive as a company,” says American Packaging
President and CEO Peter Schottland.
The continued investment by
American Packaging demonstrates its confidence in its business and desire to
grow with its customers. This expansion follows a $12.7 million expansion at
its Extrusion Laminating and Coating facility in Rochester, NY completed in
2009 and a $16.5 million expansion at its Flexographic Printing and Laminating
in Story City, IA facility in 2010.
American Packaging Corporation