A year after officially announcing the intention to consolidate production of water based inks, INX International Ink Co. recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Homewood, IL, USA, a southern suburb of Chicago. The Homewood plant has 80,000 square feet of space and is situated on the grounds that housed the clubhouse and grandstand of Washington Park Race Track, which closed after a fire in 1977 and never reopened.
“Our new facility is very impressive and large enough to meet our production and sales goals,” said Jim Kochanny, director of liquid operations at the Homewood facility. “It’s an exciting opportunity with many advantages, including the ability to better serve our customers and easy access.”
The projected capacity of inks and coatings is 90 million pounds in the first year of operation. The company plans to move production of all of its water based products to Homewood in the future.
INX International Ink, headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, is the third largest producer of inks in North America.