Meese (formerly MODRoto) recently unveiled a new plant in Jacksonville, FL, according to a news release. The 50,000-square-foot production facility is the fifth manufacturing plant operated nationwide by Meese, a maker of carts and other molded-plastic products for laundries and a range of other businesses.
Meese officials are delighted to bring their new factory online because it will enhance their ability to service markets in the Southeast. “The addition of the Jacksonville plant means that we can reduce shipping costs for our Southeast customers, while staying better connected to all of our customers throughout the U.S.,” said Dan Rodriguez, national sales manager for Meese.
The company also recently launched a new website at www.meese-inc.com and will soon add e-commerce capabilities to the site, the release said.
In May, the business changed its name to Meese as a “nod to our company’s heritage,” said President J.R. Ryan, adding that the new moniker “is just the beginning in our company’s plan for future growth.”
Founded in 1931, Meese was the first rotomolder in North America to invest in fully automated rotational molding systems, adding two “Leonardo” machines in 2008. These rotomolding machines produce parts more efficiently and with less waste. They also can manufacture a range of goods at extremely tight tolerances, thereby producing more consistent parts than traditional rotomolding machines.