Green Island, NY– Ecovative is expanding its manufacturing with the opening of a plant in Troy, NY to produce its premium Mushroom® Packaging solution. From its new facility, the company will continue to supply customers with its high performing products while also continuing to innovate the specialized technologies designed to create Mushroom Packaging.
Ecovative will produce its blocking, bracing, and cushioning products, licensed to Sealed Air Corporation in North America as Restore® Mushroom Packaging, at the Troy facility. Ecovative employees will be producing this product on equipment custom-designed by Ecovative engineers.
“Our new Troy manufacturing plant will house the evolving technologies required to produce Ecovative’s innovative products at a scale necessary to meet our growing customer base. We are excited to bring more manufacturing to Troy and the region we call home,” Eben Bayer, CEO of Ecovative, said in announcing the company’s expansion.
Ecovative is maintaining its partnership with Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE), the leading packaging company in North America, which has partnered in the production of some Ecovative products for the past 3 years. Restore® Mushroom® Packaging will continue to be designed and sold through Sealed Air’s North American and global distribution networks.
At the 20,000 square foot facility, located at the Ross Valve Tech Park in the Troy neighborhood of Lansingburgh, Ecovative will convert its biological material grown at their nearby Green Island, NY facility into the final packaging product. The close proximity of the company’s two facilities, along with access to local agriculture suppliers, will allow Ecovative to meet its efficient supply chain goals. Ecovative’s Troy plant, expected to be operational by mid-2015, will be the site for continuous improvement of manufacturing design, with a particular focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.
“As a sixth generation manufacturing company, founded in 1879, we share Ecovative’s commitment to Troy and the Capital Region.” said Andy Ross, CEO of Ross Valve. “Ecovative’s decision to move its sustainable manufacturing into the Ross Valve Tech Park in Troy will be an excellent addition to the community.”
Source: Ecovative Design, press release, 2015-02-04.
Author: Melissa Jacobsen