Local Manufacturing Company Completes $1.5 Million Expansion

Thermoforming Systems, LLC (TSL), established in 2002, is a plastics thermoforming equipment factory located in Union Gap, WA. The company manufactures the machines that are utilized by plastics manufacturers to produce cups, foodservice containers, and a variety of other disposable packaging used by food and beverage companies around the world. The growth in the food packaging industry has increased demand for the machines that TSL builds, and as result the company just finished an expansion to their facility in Union Gap, Washington to meet this growing demand.

The company recently completed a 20,000 square feet addition to their existing 50,000 square foot facility.  The new addition includes three bays, utility room improvements, paving, and lighting. Roger Moore, Senior Vice President of Sales, is managing the expansion. “This expansion gives us the ability to almost double our production,” Moore said.

TSL purchased the 7.5 acre Union Gap site in 2006, leaving 2.5 acres for future expansion after building their headquarter facility. A mere ten years later, the company invested $1.5 million in the new expansion, which is now complete. TSL currently employs 95 people and plans to hire up to ten more. “Last year TSL produced 25 machines. With the expansion we hope to reach a production rate of 35 machines every year,” said Moore.

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