Ring Container Technologies, a plastic container manufacturing firm, has opened a new plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
Vincent Yuhouse will be the Louisville plant manager.
Ring president and CEO Ben Livingston said: “We’re thrilled to open a new plant in Louisville, which is strategically-located to better service key customers.
The opening of Ring’s new Louisville location will eliminate the need to ship hundreds of truckloads of product from other plants in the Midwest, which significantly reduces usage of diesel fuel and associated pollutants.
Additionally, the new facility will utilize energy-reducing materials and equipment, including LED lighting, a chilled water system designed for maximum kW per ton and a variable speed compressed air system.
Ring engineering vice president Kevin Frye said: “We’re excited to expand into this region, as it exemplifies our commitment to the environment and sustainable business practices.”
The Louisville opening is part of the company’s overall plan for continued, strategic growth nationwide. The new 125,590-square-foot facility, which Ring has retrofitted to fit its needs, will be the company’s 19th plant.
“We are excited to welcome Ring Container Technologies to Kentucky, and we look forward to helping this company flourish at its new location,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “In addition to a new investment and job creation in Jefferson County, Ring will offer the added benefit of providing products to local businesses in the region. We wish the company all the very best as they begin this new venture.”
Ring innovation and supply chain senior vice president Brian Smith said: “This cutting-edge application was developed to support the needs of our current and prospective customers, and we are pleased to be launching it in Louisville.”
Sen. Perry Clark, of Louisville, said Ring’s presence will benefit existing local companies. “Ring Container Technologies’ decision to open its facility in Jefferson County and provide products to local businesses will be good for businesses in our region and provide a welcome boost to our economic base,” Sen. Clark said. “We look forward to the new jobs and stand ready with a skilled workforce to meet the company’s needs.”
Ring Container Technologies is a multinational corporation headquartered in Oakland, Tennessee. Focused on finding sustainable solutions for the consumer packaging industry for more than 50 years, the company has grown to be one of the largest plastic container manufacturers in North America.
Source: Company Press Release