ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hammer Packaging has broken ground on a 13,000 square-foot expansion at its corporate headquarters located in West Henrietta, NY. The addition is being constructed on the south side of the existing building. Once completed, the new structure will house Hammer's third variable sleeve offset printing (VSOP) press, as well as make room for a 4th press. The addition of this press makes Hammer the single largest user of VSOP Sleeve Technology in the world.
In 1999, Hammer moved into their new 90,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art corporate headquarters adjacent to the Rochester Institute of Technology. This facility also houses an array of large-format printing presses for producing cut & stack, roll-fed, in-mold, foam and shrink sleeve labels.
"This is a significant investment for our company," said James E. Hammer, President & CEO. "The decision for the building addition is to better maintain our present workflow and maintain as much cost effective manufacturing square footage as possible to support our aggressive strategic sales growth."
Hammer Packaging hopes to have the addition completed by November, 26, 2012, which is the arrival time for the new equipment.
Earlier this year, Hammer moved and expanded their Flexo Operations to their Rochester Tech Park location with a second new narrow-web 10-color Nilpeter UV-Flexo press and an additional 60,000 square feet of space.
About Hammer Packaging
Hammer Packaging, established in 1912, headquartered in Rochester, NY, is a privately-held multi-color packaging printer with expertise in sheet-fed offset, web offset and flexography. Hammer uses leading-edge technology and ISO 9001:2008 practices to produce high-quality printed labels and package decoration for the global beverage, food, horticulture and household products industries. Core products produced include cut & stack labels, in-mold labels, shrink sleeve labels, roll-on shrink-on labels, roll-fed labels and pressure sensitive labels. Visit www.hammerpackaging.com for further detail.
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