INX International Conducts Groundbreaking Ceremony for Ohio Facility
INX International Ink Co. officials broke ground Dec. 5 on a new 62,000 sq. ft. facility in Lebanon, Ohio. Local dignitaries were joined by the INX management team—led by president and CEO Rick Clendenning—at the site approximately 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati. When completed in late 2014, the building will serve as a manufacturing center primarily for solvent ink packaging products and will also produce three-piece metal decorating, UV/EB and some water-based flexographic ink products.
"After two years of analyzing potential locations and then working with the people here in Warren County, we are looking forward to having our new facility operational by this time next year," remarked Clendenning.
"INX has a long history in the Cincinnati area, and with demand for our solvent ink packaging line resulting in significant growth, we needed to make sure our manufacturing capacity kept ahead of that growth," he continued. "This new facility gives us all the modern amenities we need and flexibility to expand in the future. The City of Lebanon and all of their various departments, Warren County, The State of Ohio and The Schueler Group, including Bunnell Hill Construction, have worked extremely hard for us to make this project move forward."
Located in the Lebanon Commerce Center business park on Homan Road, the new building will be constructed on 11 acres not far from Interstate 71. John Hrdlick, chief operating officer of INX International Ink Co., said that besides the greater manufacturing space, the new complex will also contain a full service lab for color management and development, Quality Control and testing purposes, and accommodations for employee training and customer meetings.
"We evaluated our facilities and our ability to increase capacity and efficiencies, and determined the best way to service the market was to construct a new facility," commented Hrdlick.