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Operations Are A Go For American Packaging Manufacturing Plant

Operations Are A Go For American Packaging Manufacturing Plant

Recently it was announced that the new American Packaging manufacturing plant in New York is up and running.  Announcements were made on June 27th by Empire State Development that the new 215,000 sq. ft. facility has made it possible for the company to hire 70 new employees.  American Packaging initially planned to build the new manufacturing plant near its Iowa facilities but made the decision to remain and expand in Upstate New York thanks to the governor's Upstate Revitalization Initiative and the Finger Lakes Forward strategic plan.

 
While there are currently 200 workers employed at the Rochester plant on Driving Park Avenue, the company intends to create as many as 260 full-time positions in the Finger Lakes over the next five years.  News reports state American Packaging invested about $50 million in the first phase of its expansion plan, which is funded by $14.7 million in performance-based incentives from ESD comprised of $7 million in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits along with $7.7 million in Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative grants.
 
American Packaging offers a wide array of services including adhesive lamination of paper, film and foil, pouch and bag fabrication, multi-ply extrusion, and rotogravure and flexographic printing as a flexible packaging converter.  According to Howard Zemsky, commissioner, president and CEO at Empire State Development, the top priority of American Packaging is to contribute to a community that's more sustainable for future generations while providing stable job opportunities.  
 
With production having started in January of this year at the new manufacturing facility, CEO and president of American Packaging Peter Schottlad said the company's investment in Chili is well underway and that the company couldn't be happier about the future of American Packaging's operations.  He went on to say the company hopes to announce expansion of the operation in the near future.
 
Cheryl Dinolfo, Monroe County Executive said that she was thrilled the company is now operational and supporting an additional 300 jobs in the county.  Dinolfo said that the county's Economic Development team worked closely with the company from the beginning in choosing the site, and that she takes pride in the fact that in the end it was possible to keep the job-creating project in the Rochester area.  
 
American Packaging Corporation (APC) is a leading North American flexible packaging converter specializing in support for various industries including fresh and frozen products, confectionery, dry foods, liquids, tea and coffee, nutraceutical, personal care, medical and other markets.  Established more than 115 years ago, APC is an industry leader in high-quality flexible packaging and provides innovative, unsurpassed quality in custom packaging solutions.
 
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