Boosts production and technical-support capabilities.
Toyo Ink America has relocated its headquarters to a more spacious location in Wood Dale, Illinois. More than double in size of its former headquarters in Addison, Illinois, the 109,000-square-foot-facility affords room for new equipment, boasts an expanded R&D laboratory, and allows for an increase in sales and technical staff. The new building devotes nearly half its floor space to color matching, ink formulation and production purposes. By the end of August, Toyo Ink America reports, the company expects to begin production of water and solvent-based liquid inks, offset and ultraviolet inks and coatings at the Wood Dale location.
"Simply put, we outgrew our previous site," says John Copeland, president and COO of Toyo Ink America. "As our customer base continues to expand in North and South America, a more spacious and versatile work space was needed in order to better support our customers as well as facilitate our future growth."
The new building comprises a 50,000-square-foot production area, 40,000 square feet of warehouse space, and another 19,000 square feet for administrative purposes. It features a state-of-the-art security and fire-detection system that meets strict fire-protection standards, Toyo reports, regulating the production and storage of solvent-based materials. In addition, a refrigerated storage section in the warehouse area allows the company to store heat-sensitive products without fear of thermal degradation.
"Our goal is to be the leader in product innovation and quality," says Copeland. "Investing in a larger production space, R&D lab and sales / technical personnel is vital to our commitment to provide our existing and growing customer base with unparalleled solutions and support."