Ironclad won't be tossing out its Tustin headquarters when it opens a 60,000-square-foot factory and distribution plant in Shreveport, La., early next year.
Instead, the privately owned manufacturer of plastic trash bags plans "dramatic growth" over the next year at its Tustin facility, where almost 200 people are employed, company President John Marrelli said.
The company's expansion in Orange County--and the addition early next year of the Shreveport operation--are part of a major push by 3-year-old Ironclad, which also has factories in Texas, Arizona and Virginia. "We're expanding nationally," Marrelli said.
Ironclad plans to eventually hire 200 employees at the Shreveport facility and said the first phase of the operation will have the capability of processing 82 million pounds of plastic annually--which should increase Ironclad's gross sales by at least 30%.