D&W Fine Pack, a leader in foodservice packaging, is investing in excess of $8 million to further modernize its straw, cutlery and kitting operations, located in Fountain Inn, South Carolina.
The improvements are part of an ongoing commitment to producing “the most innovative, cost-effective product offerings to support stock and custom applications in the marketplace”, says the company.
D&W claims to be the country’s largest straw manufacturer, and is modifying its 650,000-square-foot plant to meet growing demand for utensils and straws within the foodservice industry.
Keith Dunlap, senior vice president of sales and marketing, says: “By incorporating state-of-the-art technology and automation at each phase of our operations, we can provide greater capabilities, efficiencies and flexibility to customize our products and develop highly advanced packaging solutions for our customers.”
With the addition of three new injection molding machines and equipment from other D&W facilities, the company has increased production levels and deliverables.
Several new automation engineers have been hired to design more efficient machinery and systems to streamline manufacturing processes and address workforce constraints.
Furthermore, the team of engineers is focused on developing new and exclusive packaging materials and designs to help customers build their brands and businesses.