Massachusetts Plastic Blow Molding Company Breaks Ground on Expansion Project
Meredith-Springfield Associates has announced the celebration of a new era and commitment to global growth and its hometown community by breaking ground on an expansion in Ludlow, Massachusetts.
The project will add 5,000-square-feet of light manufacturing space, 12,000-square-feet of warehouse space, and three new loading docks in a 1,000-square-foot addition, bringing the total facility to 83,000-square-feet. The larger footprint makes way for six top-of-the-line machines that will help to automate production and increase capacity.
In the coming months, Meredith-Springfield will install two new extrusion blow molding machines, a Bekum 155 and R&B/Sika 850 long stroke, as well as an Aoki AL-1000 injection stretch blow molding machine. In addition to the molding machines, the manufacturer has acquired three new, fully automatic Dyco Baggers, and a Mexan Automation Semi-automatic Bagger. These machines will automate bottle discharges from the machines after their production with attached conveyors offering leak checks and visual inspections. Then, the baggers will palletize the finished products, readying them for shipping while eliminating the use of corrugated boxes.