Rapid growth fuels expansion of manufacturing capacity and facilities

Inline Plastics Corp. (Shelton, CT) announces the addition of six new thermoforming lines, plus the expansion of its facilities, in response to the continued growth of their innovative food packaging products.

Installation of new large platform roll fed thermoforming machines, as well as mid-sized machines with increased flexibility, including attendant support equipment, has taken place in the last 12 months at all three of Inline Plastics’ manufacturing facilities. The facilities are located in Shelton, CT, McDonough, GA, and Salt Lake City, UT. This investment includes a new mid-sized machine for Inline’s R&D facility in Milford, CT to further support new product development efforts.  This is on top of significant investments in new tooling and infrastructure to support the growth of the business.

In addition to the new production lines, Inline has added 157,200 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehousing space to the Georgia facility, and is presently pursuing options to expand its Connecticut and Utah facilities.  All of these efforts are to ensure preparedness to meet the growing demand for our products.

“As our business continues to grow, we are committed to continuously invest in capacity to ensure we can support our customer’s requirements and maintain our very high fill rates”, states Jim Porcaro, Vice President of Operations.

Our existing and future supermarket, foodservice, distributor and processor customers will realize 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.

“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.”
Tom Orkisz – President, Inline Plastics Corp.

About Inline: Inline Plastics Corporation (Shelton, CT), founded in 1968, the owner of the popular SureLock® and Safe-T-Fresh® container brands, is a leading manufacturer of high quality, crystal clear PET clamshell and two-piece packaging. Inline Plastics’ packaging attractively merchandises fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, salads, a variety of grab-and-go foods, baked goods, and deli items. Inline Plastics Corp. also has the most complete line of wash down automated equipment to load, close, and label our containers. For more information on the industry leader in tamper resistant containers please visit our website at inlinedev.wpengine.com or call 1-800-826-5567.

For more information on this press release, or to schedule an interview, please contact Jack Tilley at 203-924-5933 ext. 7037, or by e-mail at jtilley@inlineplastics.com.