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American Packaging breaks ground on $170m manufacturing facility in New York

PKBR Staff Writer Published 08 June 2017

American Packaging has broken ground on a new 350,000ft² manufacturing facility in Monroe County, New York.

The company is investing around $170m to develop the facility, which will allow to create up to 260 permanent jobs, in addition to 100 construction jobs.

The facility, which is being built in the Town of Chili, is expected to commence operations by the end of this year.

American Packaging will retain the 170 employees currently working at the Rochester facility.

The project is said to complement regions’ Finger Lakes Forward revitalization plan, which is designed to grow the economy and create new opportunities.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: "American Packaging’s $170m investment and decision to expand in Monroe County is proof-positive that we are attracting 21st century companies to add to this region's economic momentum and move the Finger Lakes forward.”

“This project will not only boost the local manufacturing sector and provide job opportunities to more than 260 residents, it will strengthen the regional economy and support a more sustainable community for generations to come."

Established in 1902, APC is a flexible packaging converter, which provides solutions to a range of markets.

The company is specialized in flexographic and rotogravure printing, multi-ply extrusion and adhesive lamination of film, paper and foil, as well as pouch and bag fabrication.

Its packaging solutions can be used in different industries, including dry foods, seasoning and mixes, coffee and tea, refrigerated dairy, fresh produce, frozen products, confectionery, medical, personal care, nutraceutical, hard-to-hold products, liquids, and other markets.

Image: American Packaging Corporation is investing $170m to build new manufacturing facility in Monroe County. Photo: courtesy of New York State Government.