Consolidation of Operations

Published on October 21, 2022

Spokane Washington, October 2022 – Pearson Packaging Systems is announcing the consolidation of their Ashland, VA facility into their company headquarters and facility in Spokane, WA.  Pearson Packaging Systems acquired Flexicell, Inc. of Ashland, VA in February 2018 and has continued to operate the facility since that time.

“This decision is simply an evolution of our acquisition of Flexicell, Inc.,” according to Michael Senske, Chairman & CEO of Pearson Packaging Systems.  “It allows us to leverage the additional capacity of our modern and recently renovated corporate headquarters in Spokane, WA as well as the significantly more progressive and well established supply chain,” Senske said.  “This simplified and streamlined structure will allow Pearson Packaging Systems to continue focusing on creating greater value for our customers and accommodate the significant growth we are experiencing.”

Pearson Packaging Systems has extended significant retention bonuses to employees that are currently working on projects in the Ashland, VA facility in order to ensure that they are completed on time and in accordance with all customer expectations.  Pearson has also extended employment opportunities for a wide variety of positions currently located in the Ashland, VA facility.  “I’m happy to say that many individuals are continuing their journey with Pearson Packaging Systems, with some making the decision to relocate to Spokane, WA and others continuing to work remotely.,” Senske said.  “For those individuals that are unable to relocate or wish to pursue other opportunities, we will be offering generous severance packages as a way of saying thank you for their hard work and effort on behalf of our customers and our company.  We want to wish them well as they move on to the next stage of their careers.”

About Pearson Packaging Systems
With its portfolio of case erectors, robotic top-loaders, sealers and robotic palletizers, Pearson Packaging Systems specializes in secondary packaging automation solutions to help customers overcome labor cost and supply, safety, quality and throughput challenges. The OEM offers a single-source supplier experience that enables its customers to enjoy uniform machine interfaces, standardized machine features, industry-leading delivery times and a single point of accountability.

To provide flexible and scalable solutions and minimize total cost of ownership, Pearson Packaging Systems is dedicated to the application of advanced technologies and a user-centric design. Since its inception more than 65 years ago, a diverse set of high-volume manufacturers and distributors in the food, beverage, personal care, chemical and online commerce industries has relied on Pearson’s products and services to meet their growth and profitability objectives. To date, Pearson has deployed over 22,000 machines, servicing the erect, pack, seal and palletize marketplace.