In response to a need for more disinfectant wipes during the COVID-19 pandemic, GPMI, a manufacturer that supports private brands and consumer brands in household wet wipes and automotive wipes, has expanded production through the opening of a new facility in Gilbert, Ariz.
The Phoenix-based manufacturer and marketing support company has been working in the packaged goods, nonwovens and wet wipes spaces since 1989, sharing experience in product development, production and distribution for national retailers and their store brands. The opening of the Gilbert facility further supports its private label clients by being able to produce a greater amount of wet wipes in canisters, soft packs and multiple packs in a way that ensures high-quality production and meeting sustainability considerations, the company said.
The new facility, located at 190 S. McQueen Road in Gilbert, produces homecare cleaning and disinfecting, personal use and car care products with capabilities to support other categories such as health and beauty wipes and baby wipes. GPMI said the facility also helps the company better serve the west coast.
“We are thrilled to be able to serve the entire country with warehouses in the west and midwest locations while providing a better economical solution to national retailers for their west coast stores,” said Leslie Bendor, VP of sales and marketing.
“In opening this new facility, we have also solved a logistics issue that was facing many retailers with west coast locations,” added Mark Hardy, COO. “We can now get much needed products into the hands of people who help support the healthy opening of businesses, schools, as well as safer homes as Covid restrictions ease.”
GPMI said the Gilbert facility expansion was prompted by a need for increased production of wipes for cleaning and disinfection due to the ongoing pandemic.