FORT MILL, S.C. — FlexXray announces the opening of a new Department of Agriculture- and Food and Drug Administration-registered inspection facility specializing in foreign material quality assurance hold resolution services located in Fort Mill, S.C. The demand for FlexXray's services in the Southeast region has rapidly increased among the food and beverage production facilities in this area of the country, the company said.
This new 42,000-square-foot facility will feature multiple inspection lines using FlexXray's new proprietary next-generation advanced digital technology to find contaminants, including plastic and metal, down to .2 millimeters in size. This new facility will have an initial capacity to process up to 10 truckloads of product per day. In addition to FlexXray's X-ray inspection services, this new facility will also offer shrink bundling, can and jar dud detection, contaminant retrieval, manual sorting and packaging and metal detection.
"We've seen a significant increase in demand for our foreign material inspection and quality assurance hold resolutions services in the Southeast due to the strong immediate return on investment our customers receive from these services. We are opening this new plant to be closer to our customers so they can take full advantage of our next-generation technology which can detect contaminants, including plastic that other systems can't detect. We are delighted to take this next step in our long-term vision to serve food producers throughout the United States with fast and effective advanced solutions via conveniently located regional service centers," said FlexXray CEO Randy Jesberg.
At full capacity, this new facility will run 24 hours per day with multiple shifts and inspect more than 12 truckloads of product every day. The facility will feature the ability to inspect multiple trucks simultaneously, including the ability to inspect an entire truck in as little as two hours — while the driver waits. It also has extensive warehouse storage to accommodate customer projects of all types and sizes.
"Our new facility in Fort Mill was designed to provide faster inspections and reduce freight costs for customers and facilities in the Southeast region of the U.S. We are closer than ever before to our East Coast customers and are proud to serve them with the same accuracy, safety and customer service that they have come to expect from our other facilities. The trust our customers place in us to handle their product like it is our own is of the utmost importance to us. We designed every aspect of this inspection facility with a food safety and customer-first mindset," said FlexXray Vice President Chris Keith.