Holland, Michigan based Coastal Container, a family-owned independent full-service packaging company, has announced a $25M expansion to grow its Holland facility and add on-site corrugating capabilities. Coastal’s expansion will add 65,000-square-feet to its existing facility along with more than 60 jobs in the coming years.
“Our family has been in the corrugated business for 60 years now,” said Coastal Container CEO Brent Patterson. “In these past couple of years, Coastal Container has seen tremendous growth, which allows us to make this expansion to better serve our customers and community.”
The company will invest the majority of the expansion funds in a state-of-the-art 110-inch Fosber corrugator ($16M) and new honeycomb equipment from GTW ($2M) with the remaining funds earmarked for building and railroad construction ($7M). Coastal Container expects construction on the building to be finished in early 2023 with equipment purchases and installation complete in mid-2023.
The new equipment will introduce in-house corrugating capabilities and expand Coastal’s current honeycomb capabilities. As one of the fastest and largest corrugators in Michigan, the on-site Fosber corrugator will bolster the company’s resilience to supply-chain disruptions, putting Coastal in control of their own supply of materials.
The company named reduced environmental impact and capacity as primary reasons for selecting the corrugator. The machine has the capacity to run over two billion square-feet of material per year and utilizes Fosber’s Syncro technology to support the latest in Industry 4.0 innovation through data collection, reporting and optimization.
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