Hexacomb to Open Second Manufacturing Plant in Mexico
The new plant will manufacture Hexacomb's full line of paper-based honeycomb protective packaging products.
Oct. 9, 2012 - Hexacomb said that it plans to open a new manufacturing facility in central Mexico.
The company will be locating its new plant in the state of Querétaro and expects it to be operational in the third quarter of 2013.
The facility will manufacture Hexacomb’s full line of paper-based honeycomb protective packaging products, including sheets, runners, edge and corner protectors.
“Due to the sizeable demand in Mexico for Hexacomb products, we are adding a second manufacturing facility there," said Scott Daniel, Hexacomb president.
“Today, we supply many customers in central Mexico from our Monterrey facility, which is located in the northeastern part of the country. Over the next year, we expect to grow our business in the central region even further, which is driving the need for additional manufacturing capacity in the Querétaro area,” Daniel said.
The company is currently looking for a facility that will be able to house core and panel making equipment, eventually producing 90 million square feet of product annually. It expects to finish the site selection process by the fourth quarter of this year.
Hexacomb, a Boise company, is a leading supplier of paper-based protective packaging and display boards. The company has nine manufacturing plants in North America and three in Europe.