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Packaging supplier plans $26M expansion

October 28, 2014
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Packaging supplier plans $26M expansion
The leadership team at Profile Industrial Packaging includes Sam Swartz, left, production administration, Jennifer Coffman, vice president of sales, and Steve Ehmann, president.

A maker of polyethylene film and bags is planning to relocate into a plant in the area and create about 50 jobs as part of a $26-million expansion plan.

Profile Industrial Packaging recently said it will relocate from its current space in Wyoming, at 1701 Porter St. SW, to a 200,000-square-foot facility in Walker at Avastar Park, at 2150 Alpine Ave. NW.

The new building will double the size of Profile’s current space in the former Reynolds Aluminum building.

Profile Industrial Packaging plans to move into the plant next spring and expects to be in full production by the third quarter of next year.

“Our current Wyoming facility has served us well,” said Steve Ehmann, president and founder, Profile Industrial Packaging. “However, we are completely out of space for expansion. The move to Avastar in Walker will allow us to continue our rapid growth and to keep pace with our current and future customers. This long-term plan makes sense for Profile, and we are very excited about it.”

Sustained growth

The expansion into the new facility is part of Profile’s five-year plan to invest about $26 million in equipment and building improvements at the space.

The move is expected to eventually create about 50 jobs and increase sales.

By 2019, Profile expects to double its sales revenue, according to Ehmann.

Profile Industrial Packaging has seen steady growth since it was founded in 1998, including a 45-percent increase in business since 2011.

Economic development

The city of Walker is happy to support Profile's plan.

“We are pleased to welcome Profile to our city,” said Darrel Schmalzel, city manager, Walker. “It has been our privilege to work with Profile in securing the site, and we are thrilled about the potential for job growth and the positive financial impact the company will have on our community for many years to come.”

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