USA – American Packaging Corporation (APC) has announced that it’s opening a new 275,000-square-foot Center of Excellence manufacturing facility in Cedar City, Utah.
APC purchased the land in October 2021 and officially broke ground on February 8, 2022, during a ground-breaking ceremony with civic leaders and company officials.
The new facility is expected to open and be fully operational in June 2023 and will include flexographic printing presses, laminating, preformed pouching, and finishing equipment.
APC will hire 75 new APC team members as part of phase one, with career opportunities in manufacturing, production, engineering, and administration.
“Our employees’ contributions and efforts are the reason we’re able to expand our footprint, grow in markets and make improvements in technology,” said Peter Schottland, APC CEO.
Various options were considered for the new facility during the site selection process for APC’s first location in the western United States.
Cedar City will serve as a strategic logistical location for both trucking and rail, providing excellent access to raw materials, as well as shipping to current and future customers.
“This is a great opportunity for APC to continue our growth strategy in current and new markets and attract new business opportunities,” said Jeff Koch, President of APC.
“It’s an exciting time for APC and for our employees as we expand and diversify our customer base, which in return allows us to reinvest in all of our facilities nationwide.”
For APC, a family-oriented city with a rich history, a culture of hard work and integrity, and a supportive community was imperative to the selection of Cedar City.
This new location enables APC to be closer to and collaborate directly with customers in the western market.
“In addition to attracting new business opportunities, the Cedar City location will further enhance APC’s support to its current customers with operations in the western half of the U.S,” said Ray Graham, APC Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.
The facility will include world-class print media technologies to support customers’ unique packaging needs and deliver final products that distinctly stand out on the shelf.
The US$100 million projects in Cedar City is just the first of three planned phases. APC will begin recruitment and hiring efforts for the new facility this year.
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