"This state-of-the-art facility is part of the economic engine for Lakeland," said U.S. Congressman Dennis Ross, present at the inauguration. "This facility benefits both employees and local businesses alike. From construction jobs to expand the facility to IGT using a number of local vendors ensuring the plant is kept up-and-running, the local economy is benefiting from IGT's investment in Florida, and the Lakeland community."
"Today is about a strong partnership we've developed with the Lakeland Economic Development Council (LEDC)," said IGT COO, Lottery, Jay Gendron. "Working together with the LEDC, IGT has developed relationships with Lakeland businesses and contractors, and we've created several new jobs as part of our expansion project. The substantial investment we are making now is a true indication of IGT's commitment to Lakeland in the years to come."
The new servo-controlled TRESU press is now operational and will increase IGT's printing capacity by approximately 30%. The TRESU is the newest in the industry, incorporating the latest advancements in flexography technology, and complements IGT's current servo-controlled Gallus press, which also utilizes flexography technology.
"The TRESU will complement and expand our current production capabilities, scheduling flexibility, and capacity. In fact, the addition of this second press actually increases production capacity in the overall industry, something that has not been done in more than 13 years," added Gendron.