Special to the Barren County Progress
Barren County Economic Authority (BCEA) has proudly announced that Innovative Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) has partnered once again with Carryline, to increase local inventories and assist IMS with its North American expansion efforts.
Carryline is a Swedish-based manufacturer of conveyor equipment.
Since 2003, IMS has been providing high-quality engineered material handling systems, automation solutions, and/or technical support to customers across many industries throughout the United States and Canada. Since 2008, Carryline USA, a division of IMS has continued to expand their customer base and these recent initiatives to increase inventories will help reduce customer lead time and cost for their customers.
IMS has invested considerably over the past two years. The recent investments allowed IMS to increase their inventory storage capacity with a new warehouse; they purchased new racking systems and precision cutting equipment that has doubled their extrusion aluminum cutting capacity, staging the company for continued growth and quality improvements.
“Expanding our inventory storage area has allowed us to increase our manufacturing floor space creating greater capacity for more projects. In addition, we are now able to shorten our lead time by five weeks for our customers,” said Scott Laird, President of IMS, in a recent press release from BCEA. “We have grown our sales and are blessed as a company with new opportunities.”
In addition to shortening lead time, the project also helps to reduce freight costs and improve delivery times for their customers in the pharmaceutical, tobacco, personal care, paper products, food and beverage, and more industries as they install new or replace older automated conveyor systems.
“It is exciting to hear that even during this difficult time, our small, local owned industries are thriving,” said Maureen Carpenter, Executive Director of the Barren County Economic Authority. “We have seen tremendous resilience from our business and industry, and we are proud to see and support continued growth and success for IMS.”
Growing from just a few people when they started in 2003, to now having 24 employees, IMS hired four new positions this year including students that attend the Barren County Area Technology Center as they get ready to graduate.
To learn more about Innovative Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. visit www.ims-ky.com