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Tapp to expand California plant

US-based wine label printer Tapp Technologies has announced its plans to expand its California plant in Napa to a nearby facility this fall to increase capacity.

Tapp plans to relocate its printing plant at 504 Enterprise Court to 580 Gateway Drive in November. The current facility will continue to operate during the transition.

Napa plant senior vice president and head Bill Knopka said the production is expected to increase by three to four times as the company relocates from 7,600sqft, much of it office space, to 10,000 sqft, most of which will be used for production.

Tapp has been looking to expand its Napa plant for at least two years, but a wide selection of avaiable industrial real estate and packaging demand prompted the move at this point, Knopka added.

A new waterless offset web press able to handle jobs more than 12 inches wide is set to be installed in the new location, and new converting equipment is en route for the two HP Indigo ws4050 digital offset presses already in use in Napa.

The Napa plant already has 8-inch-wide waterless offset web presses, but the wider press will allow the Napa plant to have the same efficiency with large jobs as the company’s main plant at its headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the lease deal, Steve Crocker and Bill Kampton of Colliers International in Fairfield represented Tapp and 580 Gateway owners Peter Riechers and Alan Spence, founders of civil engineering firm Riechers Spence & Associates of Napa.