Our Carton Plant in Ontario, California was originally built 38 years ago and focused on making boxes for Sunkist. Today we meet the box needs for Sunkist and many other big players in the open market with one of the most high-tech, automated, and efficient corrugated cardboard carton plants in America. Our team works tirelessly to ensure top-notch customer service with an unrivaled level of dependability. Our high quality standards, responsive and flexible support, along with the most efficient manufacturing processes around, underline our outstanding 38+ year reputation in the packaging industry.
In 2015, $30 million was put forth for an expansion to the plant which added new equipment, 8,900 square feet of space, and 2,500 square feet dedicated to staff resources including a design room, and a training room. Mark Lindgren, CEO of FGS, said many of the staff working there had been with the company for more than 20 years, and their expertise was the deciding factor for an expansion instead of a relocation.
“We want to leverage the existing human resource,” he said. “They really have proven over many, many years that they’re a great workforce that we can count on that will be able to learn the new technologies that we’re moving into the new plant. Rather than growing from the ground up, we’d rather re-invest into that group of people. The area has always worked well for us. The city has worked well with us over the years so it’s been a good place and for all of those reasons, we’d rather reinvest in this area and in our existing staff than pick it up and start somewhere else.”
Steve Moore, general manager of the FGS Carton Plant, came to the company in March of 2015 and went over the business plans for the expansion. Moore agrees that the staff was the main reason why the company chose to expand rather than relocate.
“It’s a unique place,” Steve said. “It’s a great opportunity. The people here are unique, and they take pride in what they do.”
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