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September 2017

DS Smith Plastics opens the investment taps at Worldwide Dispensers facility

Packaging specialist DS Smith Plc., Plastics Division announced that it is investing $4 million in the strategic expansion of the Worldwide Dispensers injection molding facility located in Lester Prairie, Minn.


The investment expands the current facility to over 80,000 sq. ft. and will include the addition of high precision injection molding and assembly assets. A 2,000-sq. ft. state of the art product development lab will also be constructed on site at the facility and will support the development of new products, unique tool and part designs and rapid prototyping in 48 hours or less.


This best-in-class commercial space reflects DS Smith’s determination to offer customers an unparalleled level of service and represents a solid foundation for future growth.


“The expansion of our Lester Prairie location will help support our strong market growth in North America. It will also help solidify our position as global leaders in the design, testing and manufacturing of liquid packaging dispensing products,” said Kevin Grogan, CEO of DS Smith Plastics’ Flexible Packaging.


The injection molding facility will be exceptionally efficient thanks to the highly automated assembly operations.


“We are committed to giving our customers the best possible service, and in order to do so, it is crucial that we are equipped with the right capacity and the latest technology. Our strength is being able to quickly adapt to our customers’ requirements, for both large and small projects,” said Grogan.


The completion of the expansion is scheduled for the spring of 2018.

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