Macro Plastics Expands Production Capabilities with New Manufacturing Plant in Shelbyville, KY
(Fairfield, CA) – Macro Plastics announced today it plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of a 162,000 square foot facility located in Shelbyville, KY. The investment will improve the company’s competitiveness in delivering its plastic bulk reusable containers and services to the agricultural, food, retail and industrial markets in the Central and East Coast regions of the United States.
Macro officials acknowledge the strong cooperation of Shelby County Industrial Development Foundation, Shelby County and city officials and the state of Kentucky as essential in bringing this project to Shelbyville.
Today’s announcement is the result of strong, collective support for the plant by local government officials, said Jeff Mitchell, Vice President of Operations for Macro Plastics. This new facility represents an exciting new opportunity for the continued growth of Macro Plastics and a significant reinvestment in the future of manufacturing in Shelbyville.
The company’s decision to acquire the plant in Shelbyville was, primarily, due to its ideal location and the ability to supply the increasing demand for its products in the Central and East Coast regions of the United States, Mexico and Europe. Macro Plastics also plans to retain valuable workforce talent from the previous owners of the facility.
Production for Macro Plastics™ MacroBin® line of fully vented solid wall containers for the agricultural market, the ProBin® line of solid wall and collapsible containers for the food processing market, the ShuttleBin® line of foldable containers for the retail market and the MacroTrac® line of portable flooring will start in the spring of 2010.
About Macro Plastics
Macro Plastics is the world’s largest manufacturer of bulk plastic containers. Based in Northern California with sales and manufacturing facilities located worldwide, Macro Plastics provides innovative business solutions for the agricultural, food processing, retail, and industrial markets. Featuring four distinctive lines of global shipping containers, company brands include MacroBin®, ProBin®, ShuttleBin®. IsoBin® and MacroTrac®. All products are reusable and recyclable. Macro Plastics also provides attractive container rental options and new business development services. For additional information please visitÂ www.www.macroplastics.com or call 800.845.6555.