Shorr Packaging Corp., Aurora, Ill., announced plans to expand to a new location in Los Angeles to accommodate growing demands within the surrounding Los Angeles area, serving the needs of customers within the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County.

“In order to improve our efficiencies and be able to provide our products and services to the growing customer base in the Los Angeles market, Shorr required a larger facility,” says Craig Funkhouser, chief executive officer. “The larger footprint will help us invest in the future of our company, as we capitalize upon the opportunities we have in front of us.”

With the new locality only 0.4 miles from the previous location, the centralized “Ontario” operation will be close to US Route 60, Interstate I-10 and Route 15.

“Shorr Packaging is proud to be able to serve our customers better. The new facility will allow us to consolidate two separate operations and support our customers with greater efficiency, speed and flexibility,” says Don Herweck, West - regional director of operations. “The combined strength of the operations staff currently in two locations will bring the team together, create the greatest use of manpower and allow us to continuing growing in the western region while exceeding our customer expectations.”

Shorr is relocating to an industrial business area with a larger 186,000-square-foot locale, thus expanding both its office and warehouse space by over 60% in total. The facility utilizes sustainable “green” T8 state-of the-art warehouse lighting system, and meets all requirements for energy efficiency and handicap access via Title 24 in the state of California. The facility will also provide a Corrugated Design Center and add an Equipment Demo area for Lantech, 3M and Sharp packaging equipment.

“Shorr is extremely excited to be expanding our footprint in the Los Angeles market,” says Terence Wilborn, division manager. “Over the last four years, we have seen significant growth in the market from our current and new customers. This expansion gives us the ability to continue bringing value-added solutions and high-level service to our customers.”