FlexXray joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Invest Aurora and Aurora officials to cut the ribbon on the company's new food and product inspection facility, with plans to hire 150 workers from the community.
FlexXray, an x-ray inspection and recovery service for the food industry, is expanding to serve the increased demand for its services and to meet the changing demands facing the US food supply chain due to COVID-19, while building on Aurora's steady growth as a regional hub for manufacturing.
Investments in a 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 coronavirus safety protocols.
The facility is optimized to provide the safest, fastest and most accurate inspection services to food manufacturers across North America, includes x-ray inspection, metal detection, shrink bundling and tap-tone operation lines.
Since expanding to Illinois last year, FlexXray has remained dedicated to offering the best and fastest inspection services to their clients, providing opportunities to partners and employees, and creating jobs throughout the region.
The expansion of the company at its newest facilities in Aurora will generate 100 new jobs initially, with a total of 150 added jobs planned for the years ahead. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois workNet center of DuPage County has begun assisting FlexXray in recruiting employees and designing on-the-job training programs.
At full capacity, FlexXray's new facility will run whole day with three shifts and will inspect 10 or more truckloads of product each day. 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. ■