Intralox Makes $60M Hammond Conveyor Production Facility Expansion
November 23, 2021
the third time in four years, Intralox is expanding operations at its Hammond,
Louisiana, location. This time, the company is more than doubling its footprint
with a $60 million expansion that will create 425 direct jobs as Intralox
expands its molding and assembly operations.
The expansion supports Intralox’s strong growth and enables increased production
for the company. The facility, set to be complete by the end of 2022, will bring
the Hammond plant’s total footprint to over 400,000 sq ft while increasing
belting output by 50%. The Hammond facility produces modular plastic conveyor
belts which are used in food, industrial, and e-commerce industries. Belts and
components produced at the state-of-the-art facility are shipped to Intralox
assembly facilities across the world. This major U.S. expansion comes as
Intralox celebrates its 50th year in operation.
“This expansion is critical to support the strong growth we’ve experienced in
the last few years. With the new facility, we will rapidly increase our
production and assembly capacity,” said Intralox President Edel Blanks. “We look
forward to expanding our local workforce with the added benefit of meeting the
increased demand of our customers around the world.”
Intralox has invested over $300 million over the past five years in a
significant expansion of its global footprint which includes new facilities in
Baltimore (U.S.), Australia, and The Netherlands, and multiple expansions to its
global headquarters in Louisiana.
am proud to celebrate this new expansion of Intralox’s manufacturing facility in
Hammond, and to celebrate this company's 50 outstanding years in operation,
right here in Louisiana,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “What better way to
commemorate this milestone anniversary than with a renewed commitment to our
state and her people. The 425 direct new Intralox jobs in Hammond will result in
increased economic activity, and tremendous success for this homegrown company.”
Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 582 indirect
jobs, for a total of more than 1,000 new jobs in Louisiana’s southeast region.
Jobs created will be a mix of non-technical, technical, and engineering jobs and
will be added over the next eight years.
“Laitram and Intralox might be known as an advanced manufacturing company, but
in my mind, they are really a talent factory,” said Michael Hecht, President and
CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “With this in mind, it is particularly exciting
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company with the addition of hundreds
of new Laitram and Intralox employees in Tangipahoa and Greater New Orleans.”
This is the third major expansion of the Hammond plant since 2017. In 2017,
Intralox Hammond expanded its molding operation by 60,000 sq ft and in 2019, an
automated warehouse was added.