The AmTopp Division of Inteplast Group (Livingston, NJ) increased its stretch film manufacturing capacity by adding two cast film extrusion lines in its newly acquired facility in Remington, IN. This expansion will add 60 million pounds to Inteplast’s current 385-million-pound capacity throughout its other locations in Lolita and Houston, TX; Charlotte, NC; and Phoenix, AZ; bringing its total name plate capacity to 445 million pounds. The acquisition was closed on June 27.
|Inteplast's newly acquired facility in Remington, IN, will add 60 million|
pounds to Inteplast’s current 385-
Homer Hsieh, AmTopp Division President, noted, “We have always been grateful for our customers’ continued support and the market’s acceptance of our stretch film products. As we work constantly to refine our products and services, these investments demonstrate our commitment to our customers and the stretch-film market. We will always endeavor to provide the best value.”
AmTopp’s new Midwest location is positioned to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2020, with a workforce between 60 and 70 people to man the 350,000-square-foot facility. It will temporarily function primarily as a warehouse and, to a lesser degree, a pre-stretch film production facility.
Established in 1991, Inteplast describes itself as an integrated plastics manufacturer founded on the ideal of American manufacturing, producing products that support diverse markets including the healthcare, foodservice, packaging, building and construction, retail, sanitation, industrial and graphic arts industries.
AmTopp has already begun its plans to invest an additional $20 million in new, state-of-the-art cast film equipment for next year’s developments. The company’s complete stretch film production lines—including machine wraps, hand films and pre-stretch films—will be manufactured in Remington.