The American Packaging Corp. adds a plant in Utah



American Packaging Corp. Plastic Film Extruder and Converter plans to open a plant in Cedar City, Utah, which will employ 135 people within 10 years.

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunities announced the project on July 8. American Packaging is a family business based in Rochester, NY. The company has five factories in the United States and two innovation centers.

Utah officials have said the project will cost $ 126.8 million.

American Packaging, founded in 1902, manufactures flexible packaging for food, personal care, medical, pharmaceutical and industrial customers in the United States and Canada.

“This new location allows us to be closer and to work directly with customers in the western United States,” President Jeff Koch said in a press release. “Our plant will feature world-class printing media technologies to meet customers’ unique packaging needs and provide end products that stand out clearly on the shelves.”

American Packaging has factories in Rochester; DeForest and Columbus, Wisconsin; Churchville, NY; and Story City, Iowa. Its capabilities include digital printing, laminating and coating, flexographic printing and lamination, bag and pouch converting, and gravure printing and lamination.

The state has approved a tax credit of up to $ 661,260, as well as a grant of up to $ 75,000 for infrastructure expenses. The company can also earn up to 25% of the new state taxes it will pay over the 10 years of the agreement through tax credits to fund economic development tax increases. .


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