Emerald Packaging, one of the largest flexible packaging manufacturers on the West Coast and one of the biggest suppliers of produce packaging in the country today announces the purchase of a 120,000 square foot building adjacent to it’s existing facility. This addition will facilitate the creation of a 270,000 square foot Emerald campus enabling expanded production, including increased lamination capacity, a third laser perforation/scoring unit, pouch-making equipment and new printing capacity, both digital and traditional flexography.
“This expansion opens up many exciting possibilities including a move into pouch making and digital printing, a process that allows us to go from computer to press without printing plates. This significantly increases speed to market and flexibility,” says Kevin Kelly, CEO of Emerald.
“Emerald continues to invest in innovation, our employees and the infrastructure needed to ensure we remain a leader in the flexible packaging industry with unique products that meet the changing needs of our customers. This investment and expansion in our manufacturing footprint is our largest yet and will result in the addition of approximately 20 jobs in the next year. We are proud to be contributing to the growth of Union City,” says Kelly.
Work on the new facility has begun with production expected to ramp up in the first quarter of 2014.