Inline Plastics Corp., based in Shelton, CT, announced Monday the addition of six new thermoforming lines and the expansion of its facilities. The company says the moves are in response to the continued growth of their innovative food packaging products.

Installation of new large platform, roll fed thermoforming machines, as well as mid-sized machines with increased flexibility, including attendant support equipment, has taken place in the past 12 months at all three of the company's manufacturing facilities. The facilities are located in Connecticut, Georgia and Utah.

Part of this investment has included a new mid-sized machine for Inline's R&D facility in Milford, CT, which will be utilized to further support new product development efforts. This is on top of significant investments in new tooling and infrastructure to support the growth of the business.

In addition, the company added 157,200 square-feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to its Georgia facility and is presently pursuing options to expand its Connecticut and Utah facilities.

"As our business continues to grow, we are committed to continuously invest in capacity to ensure we have sufficient capacity to support our customers' requirements and maintain our very high fill rates," said Jim Porcaro, vice-president of operations.