Aagard in Alexandria announced expansion plans to keep up with customer demand.

Since 2016 Aagard 's workforce has more than doubled in size to more than 270 team members and is continuing to offer job opportunities throughout its organization.

Now, it plans to open a new fabrication center, "a step-change essential to meet the global need for our customized packaging solutions," according to the company.

Located within the former Kmart building along Highway 29, the fabrication center will offer four times the current space for fabrication, expanded capabilities, new technologies and growth opportunities for team members' careers.

With the center opening in January, construction is beginning, and Aagard is looking to hire more team members, including a new fabrication center manager, a manufacturing engineer focused on continuous improvement, and a variety of fabrication positions from machinists, machine operators, welders and more.

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Learn more and apply here: https://www.aagard.com/join-our-team

The new site will emulate Aagard's current facility standards, providing a clean, organized, climate-controlled, and well-lit environment, according to the company. There will also be gathering spaces and recreational activities for the team to connect. Aagard said its culture is one of winning together honorably, passionately and positively.

To learn more about its culture: https://www.aagard.com/aagard-culture

"We are grateful for our strong growth and anticipate it to continue well into the future," the company said in a news release. "Aagard is committed to providing the best Aagard experience for our customers and team members."