Florida-based ISOFlex Packaging will Tuesday celebrate the opening of a third production line at its facility in Daviess County. The company, which produces specialty plastic films and bags, will add a small number of jobs as a result.
The company has invested more than $4 million into the new production line. The facility originally opened in 2014 following a $25 million investment by Alliance Barrier Films, which was acquired by ISOFlex in January.
"We’re pleased to respond to new demand with this additional capacity," said David McKinney, president of ISOFlex Packaging. "This new line will expand our capacity an additional 700,000 to 800,000 pounds of blown film per month."
The new line will bring six additional jobs, bringing the facility’s total to 38, according to plant manager Trey Reuss. ISOFlex manufactures films and bags used for shrink, barrier, laminating, coating, converting and can liners used in the food and beverage, consumer goods, and institutional products industries.
Washington Mayor Joe Wellman will join executives from ISOFlex and others for the opening ceremony Tuesday, which is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.