NEENAH, WI, Aug. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -Construction is underway on a 126,000-square-foot plus manufacturing and office space expansion at Menasha Packaging's Lakeville, Minnesota facility. The expansion will increase the facility by 50 percent and create Menasha Packaging's first location with design, production and fulfillment all under one roof.
The expansion consists of an additional 121,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 4,780 square feet of office space. The manufacturing area addition will be used for kitting and fulfillment and will include a rail dock. Upon completion, material flow will be simpler and require much less handling. The office space addition will house a new design center and customer collaboration area.
"The manufacturing and office space expansion to Menasha Packaging's Lakeville plant will help the facility deliver faster service and better quality for our customers," said Greg Theis, west region vice president of Menasha Packaging. "The Lakeville expansion also positions Menasha Packaging for continued growth, while providing the Lakeville team long-term flexibility to respond to customers' changing needs in packaging and merchandising solutions."
On Wednesday, August 27, representatives from Menasha Packaging, along with officials from the city of Lakeville and state of Minnesota, formally broke ground on the expansion. Those in attendance included Theis; Jim Kotek, president and CEO of Menasha Corporation; Mike Waite, president of Menasha Packaging; Matt Little, mayor of Lakeville; and Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The Lakeville facility manufactures corrugate boxes, as well as designs and produces displays for consumer packaged goods companies. It is located in the Airlake Industrial Park, which is close to the airport, rail lines, Interstate 35 and local Highway 70.
Construction on the two additions is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Architectural renderings of the finished expansion and images taken during the groundbreaking ceremony are available upon request.
About Menasha Packaging
Celebrating 165 years in business, Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, based in Neenah, Wisconsin, is a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation and has more than 2,700 employees at locations nationwide. Menasha Packaging is a leading provider of graphic consumer packaging, merchandising solutions, corrugated packaging, food packaging, shipping containers, material handling solutions, pack-out and fulfillment services. With a network of design, sales service centers, corrugated and paperboard manufacturing plants, and fulfillment facilities located throughout the United States, the company's mission is to help its customers protect, move and promote their products better than anyone else.
About Menasha Corporation
Menasha Corporation is a leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider specializing in retail merchandising packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services. Menasha Corporation's products and services are used by major food, beverage, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive companies. Established in 1849, Menasha Corporation is one of America's oldest privately held, family-owned manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, the company employs approximately 4,400 employees in over 75 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.