The company said its new 48,000 square foot, cutting-edge facility will support an array of customers served by the company, including food and beverage manufacturers, while maintaining COVID-19 safety protocols. The facility is optimized to provide the safest, fastest and most accurate inspection services to food manufacturers across North America, including x-ray inspection, metal detection, shrink bundling and tap-tone operation lines.
“Our investment in this new state-of-the-art facility significantly increases temperature-controlled inspection capacity, expands the number of opportunities we have for a skilled diverse workforce, protects current worker safety, and prepares FlexXray to continue meeting industry demands as market needs change during COVID-19 and beyond,” said Randy Jesberg, CEO of FlexXray. “Aurora is an ideal location for our new facility and we are delighted to be working closely with Kane County, the City of Aurora and the State of Illinois to hire and train employees for the many new jobs we have available here in the city.”
The facility’s expanded loading dock and warehouse storage space enables customers to quickly and easily deliver loads for future inspection and have drivers wait while inspection is conducted across multiple inspection lines in FlexXray’s temperature-controlled inspection area.
"Manufacturing has been a cornerstone of the Illinois economy for generations and I am pleased to announce this latest investment in our state by FlexXray to expand its leading food inspection business here in our thriving Aurora community," said Governor JB Pritzker. "Thanks to our talented residents, strong infrastructure, and culture of innovation and growth, companies like FlexXray continue to double down on Illinois with plans to create jobs and opportunities for our communities.”
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois workNet center of DuPage County has begun assisting FlexXray in recruiting employees and designing on-the-job training programs.
“With demand growing for FlexXray’s services, the company chose Aurora for their expanded operations in Illinois due to our strategic location in the Chicagoland area, and our highly educated and motivated workforce,” said Bryan Gay, president & CEO of Invest Aurora. “FlexXray’s selection of Aurora is further evidence that Aurora’s investment into our transportation infrastructure and our workforce partnerships is paying off.”
With locations in Texas, Illinois and Connecticut, FlexXray’s advanced x-ray machines and unique process can detect metal, glass particles, stone, bone, plastic, rubber gasket material, product clumps, container defects, wood and missing components down to 0.8 mm and smaller.