New INX $4M Expansion in Charlotte, N.C.

Having completed a $4 million expansion at its Charlotte, N.C., facility last year, INX International Ink Co. recently concluded finishing touches connected to the project. Company officials indicate Charlotte set a new production record in 2016, and are hopeful 2017 will be another record-breaker now that the staff has acclimated to the new space.The Charlotte plant produces 2-piece metal decorating inks for customers in North and South America, Asia, and to support the U.K. manufacturing facility in Europe. The 23,000 square-foot building addition brings the total amount to 65,000 square-feet, creating much needed warehouse and dock space in addition to more room for manufacturing engineering, maintenance and offices.

The expansion allowed it to free up additional space in the original building for current and future manufacturing projects to support metal customers, and be in a position to support other product lines. Customer demand in recent years increased production levels and pushed the facility beyond its intended capacity

The original building was constructed in 2004, it was designed to handle annual production of 9.5 million pounds. The production levels have risen steadily since 2009, when annual production was at 11.9 million pounds. Last year it exceeded 16 million pounds. With the recent expansion now allows everything to be done under one roof. The additional dock space allows the company to stage shipments in a more efficient and timely manner.