their own service systems including air, heat, cooling, water [and]
electricity. If there’s an issue with [one] line, it doesn’t impact
[any other] line…
“Last but not least … we wanted to make sure we would
have an efficient line to sanitize. Customers are constantly
wanting new products, and our ability to changeover [production
lines] very quickly is important for them in order to not only
reduce costs, but to be able to respond to the demands and
needs of the marketplace.”
The Ontario facility also features some innovations on the
packaging side of the operation, specifically as it relates to pack-
“We have one [production] line that will be able to produce
the same formula into multiple pack-outs from front-to-back,
all the way through,” Child said. “So what that means for our
brands is that if they have [a formula with] a 12-count or a six-count [package], we’re able to run those at the same time with
the same formula and package it out with different pack-outs,
different case arrangements, and [we can palletize] without
having to do a changeover. So this reduces our cost and allows
us to become even more efficient in responding to differentiation
of packaging needs in the marketplace.
“Another exciting thing about that, is that we have a line that
will have the capability of doing multi-serve pouches … meaning
that [consumers are] going to be able to eat bite-sized pieces or
mini-bars out of a bag rather than a traditional flow-wrap and
carton like what you typically see today.”
As for tomorrow and beyond? Nellson left plenty of room at the
Ontario facility to accommodate future growth.
“We have more than enough capacity to serve our customers
very well over the years ahead, and we do have some expansion
space within the four walls of the facility where we could add
additional production equipment if the need arises, some of which
we already have in our possession,” Better said.
Given the year-over-year growth in the category, and all the
Ontario facility offers, that’s something Nellson is counting on.
“There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm on the part of
our customers and prospective customers,” Better said. “They
have been patient through our transition and can’t wait to come
and see the Ontario facility and explore new opportunities.”
Nellson’s Ontario facility will feature new pack-out
capabilities, including single line dual pack-out and
multi-serve pouches and cartons.
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