11.09.2013

American Packaging Corp. Announces Rotogravure Expansion

The board of directors of American Packaging Corp., announces the approval of the next $18 million expansion project in Columbus, Wis., at its Rotogravure Printing and Laminating Division. This is one of several major expansions that have been approved in recent years for the company.

“American Packaging is a growth company with a long history in Wisconsin and we look forward to continuing to grow here,” says president and CEO Peter Schottland “We are confident in our position in the industry and are committed to expanding our business through strategic investment in our facilities. This includes state-of-the-art equipment, investing in new technologies and attracting the best workers in the industry”.

Within the last seven years, the company has invested over $150 million in new capital equipment and facility upgrades. The newest project includes installation of a custom built Comexi Acom Platinum 10 station gravure press, additional building construction, as well as upgrades to existing equipment to satisfy increased demand for capacity. The expansion is expected to create at least 20 new jobs. Keeping with the company’s strong sustainability commitment, both building and equipment will be built with a green focus, including natural lighting, alignment of equipment to support automation, increased use of robots and zero waste core cutting equipment.

Headquartered in New York, American Packaging Corporation specializes in the manufacture of flexible packaging laminations for a variety of specialty markets. The company has three process-focused facilities: Rotogravure Printing and Laminating; Flexographic Printing and Laminating; Extrusion Laminating and Coating; and employs more than 650 people.


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