Atlanta-based GSC Packaging, a provider of turnkey contract packaging solutions, moved from its previous location at 3715 Atlanta Industrial Parkway to a GSC Pkg100,000-square-foot facility at 575 Wharton Drive. GSC Packaging provides food contract packaging and secondary packaging solutions for powdered food products, and specializes in stick packs, pouches, vertical form-fill-seal pouches and horizontal form-fill-seal pouches.

Extensive renovations of the facility, led by Sandy Epstein of Sanford Epstein and Associates, PC, Architects, transformed the building into a custom, state-of-the-art food contract packaging facility. The new facility is now open and operational.

“Company growth doesn’t happen without a team of excellent employees working daily to provide superb customer service to every client. The new state-of-the-art GSC Packaging facility is a reflection and a celebration of our team’s dedication to providing the best customer service possible to today’s world-class food manufacturers,” says Bob Shapiro, chief executive officer.

The new facility features 15 production lines, including seven horizontal form-fill-seal (FFS) lines, three six-lane stick pack packaging lines, as well as various semi-automatic, large-format automatic and secondary packaging and kitting lines. The new packaging facility also features a state-of-the-art layout and design, the latest air handling technology, lot code tracking, real-time computerized inventory control, dust control and air-conditioned storage. In addition, the Atlanta location provides food manufacturers with strategic national distribution capabilities.

To improve food safety and quality, the facility layout was custom designed to isolate products into separate suites that package only one specific product at a time to prevent cross-contamination. For added security, the facility also features cameras in each individual suite. In addition, packaged products travel through small openings in the walls to separate secondary packaging areas.