INX Wraps $4 Million Expansion to North Carolina Plant
INX International Ink Co. has put the finishing touches on a $4 million expansion to its Charlotte, North Carolina, facility.
The Charlotte plant produces 2-piece metal decorating inks for customers in North and South America, Asia and supports the U.K. manufacturing facility in Europe. The 23,000 square-foot building addition brings the total amount to 65,000 square feet, creating much needed warehouse and dock space in addition to more room for manufacturing engineering, maintenance and offices.
“We spent several months having our Charlotte team make a smooth transition. The expansion allowed us to free up additional space in the original building for current and future manufacturing projects to support our metal customers, and be in a position to support other product lines,” says Rick Clendenning, president and CEO of INX.
Adds John Hrdlick, INX COO: “When the original building was constructed in 2004, it was designed to handle annual production of 9.5 million pounds. Our production levels have risen steadily since 2009, when annual production was at 11.9 million pounds. Last year it exceeded 16 million pounds.”
INX International Ink Co.