COLUMBUS, Wis., June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — American Packaging Corporation (APC) has announced the opening of a new 275,000 square foot Center of Excellence in Cedar City, UT. The new operation will add more than 135 well-paying jobs to iron county.
APC purchased the land in October 2021 and officially inaugurated the February 8, 2022, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city leaders and company representatives. The new facility is expected to open and be fully operational within June 2023, and will include flexographic printing presses, lamination, preformed bagging and finishing equipment. APC will hire 75 new APC team members in the first phase, with career opportunities in manufacturing, production, engineering and administration.
Various options were considered for the new facility during the site selection process for APC’s first location in the West United States. Cedar City will serve as a strategic logistics location for 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 its growth strategy in current and new markets and attract new business opportunities,” said APC President. Jeff Koch said. “This is an exciting time for APC and for our employees as we expand and diversify our customer base, which in turn allows us to reinvest in all of our facilities nationwide.”
“In addition to attracting new business opportunities, the Cedar City will further enhance APC’s support to our current customers with operations in the western half of the United States by providing a production option closer to our customers’ operations with shorter delivery requirements,” said the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of APC. Ray Graham said.
For APC, a family-oriented city with a rich history, a culture of hard work and integrity, and a supportive community was imperative for the selection of Cedar City. This new location allows APC to be closer and work directly with customers in the western market. The facility will incorporate world-class print media technologies to meet customers’ unique packaging needs and deliver end products that will clearly stand out on the shelf.
“Our 1,200 APC employees are members of our family – we treat them that way because we want them to succeed in their careers at APC and at home,” said APC’s CEO. Pierre Schottland said. “The contributions and efforts of our employees are the reason we are able to expand our footprint, grow in markets and make improvements in technology.”
The $100 million project in Cedar City is only the first of three planned phases. APC will begin recruitment and hiring efforts for the new facility this year.
To learn more about American Packaging Corporation and career opportunities in Cedar Cityplease visit americanpackaging.com/careers.
About American Packaging Corporation
Founded in 1902, American Packaging Corporation is a recognized leader in the flexible packaging industry. Independently owned, APC is committed to innovation, sustainability and customer delight through a talented family of packaging professionals. Today, APC operates five Centers of Excellence in United States and employs approximately 1,200 talented and motivated professionals, including nationwide sales representatives and field technical support. For more information, visit americanpackaging.com.
Dixon Schwabl + Company
American packaging company
View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/family-owned-business-american-packaging-corporation-to-bring-new-manufacturing-facility-and-jobs-to -cedar-city-utah-301563108.html
SOURCEAmerican Packaging Corporation