INX International Ink Co. on July 29 held a grand opening ceremony for its new 63,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio. The plant is expected to produce 37-million pounds of solvent ink for packaging annually and employs 38 people. It occupies 11 acres in the Lebanon Commerce Center Business Park northeast of Cincinnati.
The building includes manufacturing space, a lab for colour management and development, and quality control and testing areas. Designed to also manufacture some other INX product lines as well, the new building is expandable to 90,000 square feet for future growth.
“Our business has been growing in the liquid ink division over the past several years, so we are extremely excited about this new facility,” said Rick Clendenning, President & CEO of INX International, when addressing the Open House guests. “It will help us support our loyal existing customers while we continue our growth trend this year and in the future.”
Clendenning continued to explain the location of the Lebanon, Ohio, facility will support INX' interests in the Southern United States and Mexico. John Hrdlick, INX Chief Operating Officer who was responsible for managing the project, explains planning to expand the company's solvent ink capabilities initially began in 2011, and the decision to build a new complex was made in 2012.
“We went to great lengths to design and build a solvent manufacturing plant with the very best safeguards for a safe working environment,” said Hrdlick. “Safety is a global top priority for Sakata INX. There is always the human factor that requires constant vigilance and safety training, however, we are very proud with the high level of safety built into this facility.”
INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 15 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and is a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations.
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