Italian Innovation Allows US-Company Traditional Medicinals Work More Ergonomically Friendly

Located in Sebastopol, CA, tea marketer Traditional Medicinals operates 20 hr daily, four days/week to produce 2 million teabags per week. Raw materials are brought in from around the world in already tea cut form, reinspected, and repackaged into barrel containers to feed into the blenders via a hopper system. Once the formulas are blended, they are transferred to the packaging area where they are gravity fed from a mezzanine level to machines from IMA SpA that process between 135 and 185 teabags per minute.