ORBIS Reorganizes Manufacturing Facilities
June 6, 2018
has announced several changes in its custom business locations today.
ORBIS’ custom packaging business unit designs and fabricates custom
protective dunnage, racks with dunnage and other custom packaging used
to protect, handle, store and move product in industrial applications.
After completing a strategic assessment of the custom business, ORBIS
will move the dunnage manufacturing capabilities from its Perrysburg,
Ohio, plant to other plants within its manufacturing fleet. This affects
about 70 jobs in Perrysburg. Impacted employees have been notified and
offered severance benefits and outplacement assistance. The transition
is anticipated to be completed on or around Nov. 15, 2018.
ORBIS will maintain a presence in Perrysburg to operate a design and
collaboration center for customer interaction. This space will be used
for product design, customer support and program management. About 15
employees will remain in Perrysburg.
Also, ORBIS’ thin-gauge thermoforming facility in Dearborn, Michigan,
will be consolidated into other manufacturing facilities, affecting
seven employees. Those impacted have been notified and offered severance
benefits and placement services. The transition is anticipated to be
completed on or around Dec. 15, 2018.
ORBIS currently operates a sales and design office in Madison Heights,
Michigan, to provide parts packaging design and support for automotive
companies. ORBIS will combine this office with the newly acquired Auburn
Hills, Michigan, office and create a larger, collaborative space for
sales and design associates to meet with customers, present concepts and
finalize packaging designs. Employees will transition to the new,
combined location. Timing of this move has yet to be finalized.
will utilize its newly acquired Piedmont, South Carolina, facility to
house its southeast ORBIShield® Innovation Center, currently located in
Spartanburg, South Carolina. This Innovation Center provides design,
prototyping and packaging support services to southeast U.S. automotive
companies. Spartanburg employees will transition to the Piedmont
location, and the timing has yet to be determined.
“We have integrated new talent and ideas into the ORBIS custom packaging
business unit, and we are aligning our design and manufacturing
capabilities to provide an unmatched experience for our customers,” said
Norm Kukuk, general manager for ORBIS’ custom business packaging unit.
ORBIS Corporation manufactures reusable totes, bulk containers, dunnage
racks, pallets and protective dunnage. ORBIS has 2,500 employees in more
than 50 locations across North America and Europe.