Happy holidays everyone, 2016 has been a busy year for United 1 Labs!
We’re excited about 2017, especially our plans to expand production capacity and capabilities in the coming year. Most notably, we’ll be installing a new high-speed powder filling line to complement our recently installed 350 cubic foot powder blender (shown here when delivered).
This new fill line will have the capability of filling 1lb – 5lb containers at speeds up to 40 pieces per minute. With an additional investment at a later date, we will be able to increase our output up to 80 pieces per minute.
To ensure we stay ahead of manufacturing trends and continue to provide state of the art production services, we attended the 2016 PackExpo. There, we were able to meet with and select equipment from leading vendors, including ALLFILL, NITTA, ePAK, and Marburg.
We are especially excited about the versatility this line will offer our customers. We’ll have the ability to fill, cap, sleeve, label, and pack both round and square containers. Providing a stellar customer experience is paramount to our mission, so we designed this line to minimize change over time and maximize efficiencies.
The installation of this new filling line will result in a near doubling of our current powder production capacity when it comes online at the beginning of Quarter 2 2017. Come by our facility, we’d love to show it to you sometime!
Best wishes and much success in the coming year,
Matt Donnell is the COO of United 1 Laboratories. He has over 20 years of Finance and Operations experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications and retail.
Matt received his BA from Texas Christian University and is a loyal horned-frog. He has a MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and is a CFA Charter Holder.