Yazoo Mills Inc., a paper tubes and cores manufacturer based in Adams County, has invested $4 million in manufacturing operations over the last 18 months to sustain its current growth trend.
The upgrades are highlighted by a new 45,000-square-foot distribution center built in Hanover, giving Yazoo Mills a total of 195,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space for its product lines, the company said in a news release.
With the infrastructure upgrades and remodeling, Yazoo added 20 local jobs and employs more than 100 people.
"A team of managers worked together to redesign and re-engineer the existing production lines to improve efficiency and ergonomics throughout the company," Yazoo said in the release.
Other completed projects include the additions of new printing capabilities, new packaging line equipment, an adhesive storage and distribution system and ERP systems and upgrades to energy-efficient lighting throughout the plant. In addition, an employee training center and 10 new office spaces were created.
The company began in 1902 in Yazoo City, Miss., before eventually moving to Pennsylvania, according to its website. Yazoo said it is one of America's largest family-owned manufacturers of paper tubes and cores. On average, the company produces more than 3 million inches of tubing per day, the release said.