ST. LOUIS, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spartech, a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions, announces it will close its La Mirada, Calif. facility to improve operational efficiency, eliminate excess and redundant capacity and more effectively utilize organizational resources. The phasing out of this location will take place over the next several months.
“We will work closely with our customers for a smooth transition, and ultimately, continue to improve the overall value we provide them,” says Spartech CEO John Inks. “Production at the La Mirada facility will be moved to other Spartech locations in North America that we consider ‘Centers of Excellence’ for these product families.”
Existing demand plus anticipated growth is well within the capabilities of the remaining Spartech manufacturing facilities and these changes will not impact Spartech’s ability to react and supply products to support a COVID-19 response.
“We understand the impact of this announcement on affected associates, their families and the local community and are committed to handling this transition with great sensitivity and care,” says Inks. “Transitional assistance will be provided during this difficult period to our affected employees.”
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with a unique innovation center and 14 manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, Spartech is a leading plastics manufacturer of engineered thermoplastic materials and specialty packaging products. Meeting the exact standards for everything from food packaging to aerospace and automotive applications, Spartech continues to make a world of difference with sustainable, diverse, reliable and innovative products including UltraTuf™, Royalite®, Korad™, PreservaPak™, and Polycast®. http://spartech.com/
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