Food packaging container leader Inline Plastics Corp. has completed the renovation and repurposing of one of its facilities in Milford, Connecticut.

The building is now a high-tech corporate research and development facility known as the Innovation Center. It includes a technical library, an upgraded quality lab and thermoforming machines to design, develop and test new products before mass production.

"The Inline Plastics RD&E team is constantly developing new ideas and products that transform how food products are packaged and marketed to consumers," says Steve Introne, director of RD&E and corporate quality for Shelton, Connecticut-based Inline. "This new Innovation Center was strategically designed to not only foster that creativity, but to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our new product development processes."

The planning, design and construction of the center took more than a year. A ribbon-cutting and tour of the revamped facility were held March 27.