When Omni Specialty Packaging was created in 2000, company officials planned to focus on exporting to Latin America. That strategy has not panned out, but Omni says it is doing well nonetheless – well enough to warrant an expansion that will more than double its size.
The five-year-old lubricant packager and blender is in the midst of a 75,000-square-foot expansion at its Shreveport, La., manufacturing site. Although the new space is devoted to warehousing, it will allow the company to add a new production line and extend others in its existing space, which amounts to 65,000 square feet. A laboratory is also being built. Omni declined to disclose the cost of the project.
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