Mohawk yesterday celebrated the grand opening of a new envelope converting facility in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The 112,342 square foot site features envelope converting capacity to service the company’s East Coast, Mid-Atlantic and European customers.
Members of the press, local and state politicians, and members of the business community toured the facility today with Mohawk Chairman and CEO, Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr.
Mohawk invested approximately $2 million to retrofit the South Hadley facility, which included upgrading electrical systems, installing air and vacuum lines, and purchasing and installing envelope converting and manufacturing equipment.
The facility has been operational since May, and is expected to produce 500 million envelopes annually. To date, Mohawk has hired 16 new employees, and plans to hire up to 40 employees over the next year.
Mohawk operates fine paper mills in Cohoes and Waterford, New York, as well as a paper and envelope converting facility in Ashtabula, Ohio, which produces 1.5 billion envelopes a year.