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Thermal packaging solutions provider opens Fort Worth manufacturing facility, expects growth

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Packaging Technology Group Inc. (PTG), a leading provider of thermal packaging solutions and services for the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sector, announced Sept. 27 a new location in Fort Worth.

The new manufacturing facility allows PTG to add capacity, expand its product portfolio, and better serve its expanding client base.

The new building is 73,000 square feet and located at 2650 Sylvania Cross Dr. A company spokesman said the company has 50 employees with aggressive plans for growth.  The company is actively hiring, the spokesman said.

“This is our third new location in 18 months and reinforces our commitment to partners and clients,” said Bill Blezard, CEO of PTG. “One of our core values is relationships, and we are excited to build new connections in the Fort Worth area, create jobs and triple our production capabilities.”

Seasoned operations veteran Ed Kamel will manage the 73,000 square foot facility. Kamel welcomed 17 new PTG employees when production kicked off in late August. The team is producing and shipping PTG’s flagship product, TRUEtemp Naturals.The TRUEtemp Naturals products are thermo-efficient, environmentally sustainable, and made with a unique, 100% curbside recyclable insulating fiber, to thermally protect high-value medicines, biologics and vaccines.

Celebrating its 17th year offering the temperature-sensitive thermal shipping solutions for many of the top pharmaceutical and biologics companies, PTG continues to engineer, qualify, and manufacture both custom and off-the-shelf shipping solutions. PTG has made a strong commitment to sustainability with the sustainable TRUEtemp Naturals line and the reusable TRUEtemp Last Mile shippers, according to a company news release.

“As the demand for eco-friendly products rises, we continue to innovate and create solutions and services for the life sciences industry. This new multi-purpose facility offers PTG redundant manufacturing capabilities while substantially increasing our capacity for producing innovative products,” added Thomas Lawlor, Chief Operating Officer at PTG.

Established in 2005 as a faith-based organization, PTG remains privately held by its founder and headquartered in Fall River, Massachusetts. The company also has a location in Louisville, Kentucky.

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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