LESTER PRAIRIE DS Smith Plastics, Worldwide Dispensers conducted a groundbreaking ceremony recently for the expansion the current manufacturing operation located at 78 2nd Avenue South in Lester Prairie.
This project represents the culmination of various years of planning to expand the current facility and add high precision injection molding and assembly assets. The new 37,000 sq. ft. expansion will house assembly operations and warehousing that are currently located in two other close-by facilities.
Representatives of the general contractor (Vos Construction), the engineering/design firm (ISG), the project management firm (CBRE), the excavation company (Litzau Excavating), as well as Mayor Eric Angvall and Community Development Coordinator Adam Birkholz, representatives of Lester Prairie, were in attendance to celebrate this important event with the employees of DS Smith Plastics.
“The expansion of the location is good for both our Winsted and Lester Prairie communities. It provides the opportunity to consolidate our manufacturing sites and expand our current capabilities in Lester Prairie; while offering Winsted the chance to attract new business and additional employment to the area” commented Mark Kurtzweg, general manager of Worldwide Dispensers, North America as part of the address giving to all attendees.
The expansion project of the facility is scheduled to be completed in February 2018; and in full operation by the end of March 2018.
DS Smith Plastics, Worldwide Dispensers will be providing periodical updates on the project. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned once the expansion is completed.
For more information about DS Smith Plastics, Worldwide Dispensers’ expansion project call: (320)395-2553.