Automated Packaging Systems, a producer of bag packaging systems, has expanded its operations in Streetsboro, Ohio, by acquiring two commercial buildings nearby.
The larger building is 173,000 square feet of combined manufacturing, office and warehouse space, located three miles from the company’s corporate headquarters. This building was originally constructed in 1995 and will be used to support future expansion plans for multiple product lines, including manufacturing of bag packaging systems and bag materials.
The other recent acquisition is a 33,000 square foot building located down the road from corporate headquarters. This facility will become the company’s Customer Support Center for operations that include customer service, technical support, parts sales, factory repair and technical training. This building, which is six years old, offers flexible workspace with a functional mix of office, manufacturing and warehouse space.
“These two building acquisitions provide us with the flexibility we need to meet the growth we are experiencing in our global businesses,” explains Cliff Brehm, president and COO. “Our current manufacturing facilities are at maximum capacity and we plan to begin phasing into these two new buildings over the next several months.”
Automated Packaging Systems has committed to creating 85 new jobs in the first three years and plans to have 200 to 250 new jobs there in 10 years. Automated Packaging now has three manufacturing and office buildings in Streetsboro, and a total of nine manufacturing plants worldwide.