Inline Plastics Corp. has announced that it has added six new thermoforming lines, along with the expansion of its facilities, due to the rapid growth of its innovative food packaging line.

The six new production lines will see installation of large platform, roll fed thermoforming machines as well as mid-sized machines with increased flexibility, such as the company’s attendant support equipment.

Inline Plastics’ manufacturing facilities in Shelton, Connecticut, McDonough, Georgia, and Salt Lake City, Utah have seen major changes in the past 12 months. Additionally, the company’s R&D facility in Milford, Connecticut will be utilized to further support new product development efforts.

Inline has also added 157,000 square feet of space dedicated to manufacturing and warehousing at its McDonough, Georgia facility, and is looking to expand at its other facilities as well.

“Throughout our history, we have been committed to developing and commercializing innovative products to service the food packaging industry. We are committed to providing relevant, high quality, innovative products and superior service to our growing customer base. This national expansion of our capabilities backs up our commitment and positions us well to meet the growing demand for our products,” says Tom Orkisz, President of Inline Plastics Corp.

According to the company, existing and future supermarket, foodservice, distributor, and processor customers can expect several key benefits from the expansion:

  • Consistent lead times: Appropriate local product inventory will enable customers to carry lower levels of inventory, resulting in increased inventory turns.
  • Increased flexibility on special orders or service situations: Production and inventory planning is optimized to reflect the specific product needs of each region.
  • Local production capacity/capabilities: Enables Inline to run all of its most popular items at each manufacturing facility.