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The company will invest $40 million in a major expansion of its Bellevue, OH, facility to meet increased demand for its Diversified Products packaging in the food, healthcare, beverage and home and personal care markets.

Clare Goldsberry

January 20, 2017

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Amcor Rigid Plastics expands Ohio facility

Amcor Rigid Plastics, part of Amcor, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, has announced that it will invest $40 million in a major expansion of its Bellevue, OH, manufacturing facility. The project has been undertaken to meet increased demand for its Diversified Products packaging in the food, healthcare, beverage and home and personal care markets. The company produces preforms and injection blow molded and extrusion molded rigid plastic containers.

Amcor’s expansion of its 30-year-old facility will include an addition of 126,000 square feet of manufacturing space and an additional 85,000 square feet of warehouse space, nearly doubling the current square footage. The expanded footprint is expected to boost employment beyond the current 148-person workforce, said the company release. The expansion is supported by an economic development grant from JobsOhio through the assistance of the Regional Growth Partnership.

“During this strong period of growth for our business, we’re fortunate to be able to make this substantial investment at our Bellevue site,” said Ann O’Hara, Vice President and General Manager for Amcor’s Diversified Products business unit. “Our focus is to meet the expanded needs of our customers while also attracting new business.”

O’Hara added that northwest Ohio is a strategic geographic location for Amcor because it is home to many of its customers, including brand owners and manufacturers in the food, healthcare and consumer segments. In addition, O’Hara said that the expanded production capacity comes as manufacturers continue to convert from glass to plastic to support improvements in sustainability, safety and product handling.

The expansion project is already underway and completion is expected next summer.    

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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