Packaging maker Amcor invests millions in facility expansion and updates

By Deanna Utroske contact

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image courtesy of Amcor
image courtesy of Amcor
Late last week the company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in Madison, Wisconsin, where Amcor will be improving and building on to its current production plant in the area. The company’s decision to invest in growth will augment not only Amcor’s packaging capabilities but employment in the community as well.

“We are excited and proud to be growing in Wisconsin for our customers in North America, and to be investing in support of our winning teams and products,”​ Amcor Flexibles Americas president Tom Cochran, tells the press.

Amcor makes flexible packaging, specialty cartons, plastic bottles and jars, capsules, and closures for an array of consumer goods industries: beverages, food, heath care, pet care, personal care, and more.

Founded in 1926 and headquartered in in Southbank, Australia, the company operates 195 sites in over 40 countries around the world, employing some 33,000 people.

More people

The company’s expansion, underway now and expected to be completed in 2019, means that Amcor will be hiring more employees—both entry level and skilled.

“We are looking for more great team members to help us achieve our tremendous potential,” ​Timm Goodmanson, Amcor Flexibles general manager in Madison, says in the company media release announcing the expansion.  

“We’ve got a great workforce, made up of people who are committed to safety, believe in delivering excellence for our customers and have real opportunities to grow at Amcor,” ​adds Goodmanson who anticipates upping employment by 50%. In fact, next month (on Saturday, October 13 from 9am to 1pm at 4101 Lien Road in Madison, Wisconsin) the company is hosting a job fair and plans to hire over 20 new people.

“Amcor partners with local organizations, such as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Workforce Development Board of South-Central Wisconsin to foster local economic growth and provide training, development and good manufacturing opportunities for residents,” ​according to the media release.

And of course building and upgrading the facility will mean business for the local economy too. Amcor estimates 150 contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers will be working on the project.

More space

Amcor is investing $25m in the new updates and expansion. (For reference, the company generates over $9bn in sales, according to its site.)

According to the Amcor media release, the project will expand the facility’s capacity, improve quality, reduce waste, and update technologies.

The project comes on the heels of news that Amcor and Bemis (a packaging company headquartered in nearby Neenah, Wisconsin) joined forces in August, following a nearly $7bn all-stock deal.

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DeannaUtroskeEditor

Deanna Utroske, CosmeticsDesign.com Editor, covers beauty business news in the Americas region and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

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