HERSHEY, PA - Troegs Independent Brewing has announced the successful conclusion of its year-long packaging line expansion project.
Last March, Hershey, PA brewery broke ground on a 15,000 square-foot addition to their northwest corner facility. This expansion builds upon their packaging hall and features an advanced canning line set to open at the start of 2023. Ten of Troegs' co-workers traveled across America to collect data from can fillers, box makers, and conveyor system manufacturers. John Trogner, Troegs Brewmaster and co-founding brother, state that having our packaging and maintenance teams on-site has been instrumental in installing and optimizing each piece of equipment.
Modern equipment has enabled the brewery's bottling and canning lines, which previously shared conveyors and a palletizer, to be separated. Chris Trogner, the co-founder of Troegs Brewing Company, states that their new line will increase production speed, capacity, and quality for our canned beer. They'll also be free to work in some new pack types."
Troegs now offers 12, and 16-ounce can wrap for 12- and 16-ounce 6-packs and 16-ounce 4-packs, and their canning line can fill 19.2-ounce cans to reach new customers and occasions at venues and convenience stores alike.
The packaging hall expansion coincides with commissioning a variety-case packer at Troegs' warehouse and logistics center in Elizabethtown, PA. This new equipment will enable them to manufacture their recently announced Canthology variety packs on-site.
Chris concludes, "Ultimately, our new canning line positions us to be agile in the future." With these investments in technology, they hope to see continued success in the years ahead.