CHICAGO — TC Transcontinental Packaging announced late September the completion of a $14 million expansion to its Ontario, Calif. facility, which has added capabilities to its Shrink & Extrusion Group.

The expansion included the addition of a three-layer extrusion line and a state-of-the-art flexographic 10-color wide web press. The improved facility is now fully commercial and ready for operation, and is expected to help the company meet “surging demand” for accelerated delivery times, improved inventory management and reduced time-to-market.

TC Transcontinental stated this expansion will especially benefit its customers operating west of the Mississippi river and along the West Coast.

“This major expansion meets our aspiration to produce unparalleled quality, provide high service levels, and offer a sustainable solution for custom extruded shrink collation films,” said Thomas Morin, president at TC Transcontinental Packaging, “which are necessary to continue to be a leader in the market and remain competitive.”

Aside from added capabilities and capacities, the expansion is expected to improve TC Transcontinental’s environmental footprint. By reducing distribution miles and focusing on post-consumer recycled materials for its Integritite™ PCR collation shrink films, the company stated it is another step closer to meeting its 2025 corporate sustainability goals.

“Living our everyday values of teamwork and performance is what contributes to our success with the customer,” added Dustin Dyer, senior vice president of shrink and extrusion. “Expansion investments such as these, allow our customers, as well as our organization, to be competitive, efficient and therefore, successful.”  

Also recently, TC Transcontinental Packaging opened a new innovation facility in Menasha, Wis. The ASTRA — Art, Science, and Technology Research and Application — Center to solve challenges and stoke packaging innovations for the company’s customers.

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