Lollicup USA begins production at headquarters in Chino, California, will begin distributing Karat line of 'Made-in-USA' cups; paper cold cups will go into production in June
May 19, 2014
(Professional Services Close - Up)
– Lollicup USA, a growing manufacturer and distributor of disposable paper & plastic foodservice packaging products, has begun production at its headquarters in Chino, California.
According to a release, after a year of research and development, the company began its production of disposable plastic cups at the end of April and will begin distributing its Karat line of "Made-in- USA" cups to its customers. Paper cold cups will go into production in June.
"Manufacturing in the U.S. is gaining traction. More and more companies are bringing manufacturing back, and more and more consumers are looking for American-made products. Consumers trust the quality and are very supportive," stated co-founder, President and CEO of Lollicup USA. "We moved manufacturing from Asia to the U.S. because we saw the increasing demand of American-made products and a trend of consumers having a preference for these products. The cost of labor in Asia has also risen significantly and there are too many uncertainties."
The company noted that the 300,300 square-foot facility houses the company's offices, distribution, and a new production plant, which features automated high-capacity and high-speed German equipment allowing Lollicup to manufacture up to one million cups per day. Plastic pellets are mixed with recycled plastic and melted to liquid form, then rolled to a flat sheet and cut to size. No materials are wasted as any excess plastic used to form the plastic cups are reused.
More information: www.lollicupusa.com