FlexXray, a leading x-ray inspection and recovery service for the food industry, opened the company’s new state-of-the-art food and product inspection facility in Aurora, Illinois. The company plans to employ 150 people.
The company said its new 48,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will support a range of customers served by the company, including food and beverage manufacturers, while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. The facility is optimized to provide the safest, fastest, and most accurate inspection services to food manufacturers across North America, including x-ray inspection, metal detection, shrink bundling, and audio line operation lines.
“Our investment in this new state-of-the-art facility significantly increases temperature-controlled inspection capacity, expands the number of opportunities we have for a qualified, diverse workforce, protects current occupational safety and prepares FlexXray to continue to meet the demands of the industry as a market change during COVID-19 and beyond, ”said Randy Jesberg, CEO of FlexXray. “Aurora is an ideal location for our new facility. We look forward to working closely with Kane County, the City of Aurora, and the state of Illinois to hire and train people for the many new jobs we have here in town.”
The facility’s expanded loading dock and storage space allow customers to quickly and easily deliver cargoes for future inspections and keep drivers waiting while the inspection is conducted through multiple inspection lines in the temperature controlled inspection area of FlexXray.
“Manufacturing has been a cornerstone of the Illinois economy for generations. I am pleased to announce this latest FlexXray investment in our state to grow the premier food inspection business here in our thriving Aurora community,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “With our talented residents, strong infrastructure, and a culture of innovation and growth, companies like FlexXray continue to double in Illinois to create jobs and opportunities for our communities.”
“Given the growing demand for FlexXray services, the company’s strategic location in the Chicagoland area and our highly skilled and motivated workforce selected Aurora to expand its operations in Illinois,” said Bryan Gay, President & CEO of Invest Aurora. “FlexXray’s selection of Aurora is further proof that Aurora’s investment in our transportation infrastructure and employee partnerships is paying off.”
With locations in Texas, Illinois, and Connecticut, FlexXray’s advanced x-ray equipment and unique process can detect metal, glass particles, stone, bone, plastic, rubber gasket material, product lumps, container defects, wood, and missing components down to 0.8mm and smaller.