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Flint expands ink operations in North America



Published February 9, 2010
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Flint Group has announced plans for expanding production of its UV and water-based narrow web printing inks in North America. Expansion will be made possible through moving the production from Plymouth, MN, USA, to Flint Group’s 98,000 square foot facilities in Anniston, AL, USA.

“We can look back on a very successful business development over the past 30 years," says Dave Hiserodt, general manager of Flint Group Narrow Web North America. “In order to facilitate future growth in the reliable way our customers acknowledge us for, we decided to invest into an expansion of our manufacturing capacity. While the restricted space in our Minnesota site did not allow for any expansion, the ISO compliant state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Anniston not only offers enough space but also allows us to set up production in a more efficient way than in the historically grown facilities in Minnesota, leaving potential for further expansion in the future."

The move was carefully planned in all details to ensure the continuous supply of narrow web inks throughout the whole transition period without any interruptions. “We know that narrow web printers are entrepreneurial and responsive in nature. Demands may suddenly increase and fast turnaround and response times are a must-have service. The promise we give customers is immediate attention to orders and on-time delivery,” Hiserodt says.

Flint Group customers will continue to be serviced through their current local service centers and will maintain their same company contacts. Flint Group’s Minnesota local service center remains in its current location. All customer service, R&D, local and corporate technical support, along with the Center of Technical Excellence housing Flint Group’s fully equipped Mark Andy 4150 printing press will remain in Plymouth.




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