Pliant Corp. is investing $1.9 million to expand its 630,000-s.f. manufacturing facility in Danville, where it manufactures polyethylene plastic film packaging for commercial and medical use.
The expansion will consolidate production lines from four other facilities outside of Kentucky into the Danville operations. The project will include upgrading and installation of plastic extrusion lines for packaging medical products, such as IV overwrap and syringe pouches.
Harold Bevis, president and CEO of Pliant Corp., said a key component of the expansion is an environmentally controlled manufacturing operation for medical device and operating room supply packaging. “As customer trends advance,” Bevis said, “this facility will be positioned for future expansion and investment into demanding clean room applications.”
The company anticipates adding approximately 60 jobs to its current workforce of 291.