ANN ARBOR, MI, September 11, 2005 — Driven by the demands of the triple-digit growth it has experienced in each of its first three years, Jetrion LLC, the wholly-owned industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, has announced that it will begin moving its operations in early 2006 to a facility with more than three times the space of its current building.
Located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, just 15 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the new facility will provide Jetrion with 35,000 square feet of floor area. Much of the new space will be used to accommodate a major expansion of Jetrion's inkjet ink manufacturing capacity. All of the company's other operations, including hardware, integration, R&D, sales and administration will also eventually be located in the facility, moving in stages throughout 2006.
The building's interior structure is currently being customized to Jetrion's architectural specifications, to ensure compliance with all safety and environmental requirements, and to meet the requirements of its ISO 9001:2000 certification. The new facility will also include a fully-equipped Customer Demo Center for ink and hardware products in Jetrion's four primary inkjet markets: mailing, labeling, wide format, and packaging and specialty.
Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2005. Ink manufacturing will be the first operation moved into the building. Jetrion also holds an option for another 35,000 square feet in the same building for future expansion.
Commenting on the new facility, Dave Frescoln, vice-chairman and CEO of Flint Ink Corporation, said, "We're very proud of Jetrion's remarkably strong growth performance in its first three years of operation. The company has already established itself as a leader in the rapidly changing and expanding inkjet printing market."
Dr. Kenneth Stack, president of Jetrion, noted: "Our new world headquarters allows us, under one roof, to show our customers our complete value proposition of ink and systems products and solutions. Our expanded manufacturing capacity will give us the capability to meet the rising requirements of our current customers and, equally important, will enable us to meet the strong, fast-growing worldwide demand for Jetrion's innovative products."
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