Portola Packaging, Inc. is announcing a $12 million capital expenditure in its Kingsport, Tenn. and Tolleson, Ariz. facilities. The investment is being made to accommodate growing market demand for its hot-fill and aseptic beverage closures and increased dairy business market share.
Some of the new capital improvements are already under way, with completion expected by the end of the third quarter. New investments are being made in additional high-speed compression and injection molding equipment as well as in existing production line upgrades. The company projects that approximately 30 production employees will be added to those locations when the increased capacity is operational.
This investment comes on the heels of a previous substantial expenditure—also in high-speed compression and injection molding capacity—made over the past three years.
In line with Portola’s ongoing objective to create more efficient, cost-effective facilities and improve the environmental footprint, there also will be infrastructure replacements and upgrades. These will include process water capacity, hvac/dehumidification, electric power service and distribution, resin delivery, etc.
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