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Despite closing its Fredericksburg, VA, manufacturing plant in June 2015, flexible and specialty rigid packaging manufacturer Printpack (Atlanta, GA) is marking its 60th anniversary with a $25.7 million investment to expand its manufacturing operations.

Kari Embree

February 17, 2016

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Printpack celebrates 60 years with $25.7 million investment in operations

The expansion will take place in the city of Newport News, VA, and will create 50 new jobs in its rigid packaging division over the next four years. The ridged packaging division was founded over 30 years ago in Virginia pioneering barrier rigid containers by creating shelf-stable packaging that offers convenience and preservation of foods in a consumer friendly format. The division created Solid Phase Pressure Forming (SPPF), shaking up the market by allowing products such as applesauce and diced fruit to make the switch from cans to plastic.

Apart from the expansion of its Newport News operation, Printpack’s recapitalization program will increase its manufacturing capabilities by adding advanced technology and equipment.

“We are pleased to be expanding our business in Virginia and are very appreciative of the support from the Governor, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and the City of Newport News,” said Jim Stevenson, Director of Operations at Printpack. “We decided to expand in Virginia largely because our well-established, capable workforce provides us a solid base of expertise to build upon. Additionally, strong relationships with and support from our local governments made expansion in Virginia a solid decision.”

Founded in 1956, the $1.2 billion global firm has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and operates 22 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico and China.

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